Late flurry of deals spices up dull deadline day
(Reuters) - The Bobcats dealt for a pair of guards from the Bucks, while the Pacers' former All-Star Danny Granger was sent to the 76ers for Evan Turner in a late flurry on Thursday that livened up an otherwise dull NBA trade deadline.
Charlotte acquired guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour from Milwaukee in exchange for two second-year players in guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien.
Neal, in his fourth NBA season, averaged 10 points in 30 games this season for the Bucks, while 11-year veteran Ridnour is averaging 5.7 points and 3.4 assists this season.
Sessions and Adrien were each in their second season with the Bobcats. Sessions was the more prominent, averaging 12.5 points and 3.8 assists in his time with Charlotte.
According to multiple media reports, the 30-year-old Granger, an All-Star in 2009, was shipped by the Indiana Pacers along with a second-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Evan Turner and power forward Lavoy Allen just before the trade window shut.
Granger has been hampered by injuries in recent years and missed most of last season after undergoing knee surgery and lost his prominent role in Indianapolis with the emergence of Paul George. This season, he had played in only 29 games because of a calf injury, averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds.
Turner, the number two overall pick in the 2010 draft, was averaging 17.4 points in Philadelphia's fast-paced offense.
In other moves reported on nba.com, the Sixers traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks, forward Earl Clark and center Henry Sims.
Hawes, 25, has averaged 13 points and 8.5 rebounds for the 76ers this season and would give the Cavaliers an inside-outside scoring threat. Continued...