SH Blog: Completed and failed trades on Thursday, Big Baby bought out by Magic

If you were hoping for a blockbuster, “Woj Bomb” type of trade on Thursday, you were out of luck.

The trade deadline came and went on Thursday without any real stars packing their bags, but plenty of teams made relevant moves throughout the day to bolster their franchises in some way.

Our Chris Sheridan has the trade analysis of all the deals, but you can find more on everything that went down and everything else that fell through below.


granger1. Just when the clock went past 3 p.m. and everyone thought the deals were done, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports broke the biggest news of the day involving Danny Granger and Evan Turner:

The Indiana Pacers have traded Danny Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers for forwards Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Indiana also sent a 2014 second-round draft pick to Philadelphia, which accumulated five second-round picks before Thursday’s trade deadline.

Granger has been largely ineffective all season long, shooting just 35.9 percent from the field. Turner, meanwhile, has had a career year with 17.4 points, six rebounds and 3.7 assists. While that’s an oversimplification of their respective values, there is no denying that Turner is seen as the more effective player right now on the offensive end. For the Pacers, it’s a big upgrade in helping their chances of winning a championship this season. For the 76ers, they continue to build for the future with another asset and an expiring deal.

Andre Miller2. The Denver Nuggets finally managed to move the much-disgruntled Andre Miller, from Woj:

The Denver Nuggets have agreed in principle to trade exiled point guard Andre Miller to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Wizards are sending forward Jan Vesely to the Nuggets and moving guard Eric Maynor to the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources said.

The 76ers are also getting the Nuggets’ 2016 second-round pick and the Pelicans’ 2015 second-round pick.

The Wizards are currently tied for the fifth seed in the East with the Brooklyn Nets, but are only 2 1/2 games behind the Chicago Bulls for the fourth seed for a chance to attain homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Miller should provide a steady presence as a backup to John Wall.

What the Nuggets wish to do with Vesely is anyone’s guess, but the 76ers got what they wanted in even more future assets.

Aaron Brooks3. The Houston Rockets failed to move Omer Asik (how hard they tried is anyone’s guess), but they did manage to move one of their point guards, from Woj:

The Houston Rockets have traded guard Aaron Brooks to the Denver Nuggets for guard Jordan Hamilton, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Hamilton, a 6-foot-7 wing player, gives the Rockets the athletic perimeter player they’ve been seeking for their bench.

The move makes sense for both teams. Denver managed to replace Miller with a speedier backup who isn’t so high maintenance, while the Rockets address any depth issues they may have had at the small forward position.

4. Philadelphia did their best to clean house by also trading Spencer Hawes early in the day, from Woj:

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks, forward Earl Clark and center Henry Sims, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Philadelphia’s two picks are for the 2014 draft, a source tells Yahoo Sports.

With this deal, the 76ers will have an endless number of second round picks for the upcoming draft.

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Here are some other deals that went down in the final hour:







There were plenty of talks, rumors and possible deals throughout Thursday that never came to fruition:











  1. jerry25 says

    Big Baby IS a Big deal. Billy King was obviously aware of this development before the deadline yesterday, when he bailed out of Jordan Hill talks.
    Not sure if Baby will have any say in matter, if he’s claimed off of waivers.
    If he clears and becomes a free agent, Nets still have a $5.5 Million Disabled Player Exception (expires 3/10).

    Glen Davis would be a major upgrade on Reggie Evans (Nets need a strong PF, not another Center), just as Thornton is a major upgrade on the aging Jason Terry.

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