The Indiana Pacers have traded Danny Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pacers will receive former Ohio State University star Evan Turner in exchange. The team cited multiple sources in reporting the trade on its website and Twitter page.
February 20, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. — While not confirmed, multiple outlets are reporting that the Pacers have completed a trade just before Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline to send forward Danny Granger to Philadelphia in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.
A short while later, ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne independently reported that two sources confirmed the deal structured just as Wojnarowski had reported earlier.
A third reporter, Grantland's Zach Lowe, independently reported on Twitter that the Pacers would send a second-round draft pick to Philadelphia as part of the deal, an element not mentioned by either Wojnarowski or Shelburne's report.
As currently reported, this trade would leave the Pacers with 16 players on their roster, one more than maximum number allowed, which means Indiana would have to include another player in the trade or make an additional roster move.
Granger has spent his entire career with the Pacers. He was drafted by the team with the 17th overall pick in 2005. Granger was an All-Star and won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award in 2009, when he averaged a career-high 25.8 points per game. In his career, the 30-year-old forward has averaged 17.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
After missing all but five games last season with a knee injury, Granger has come off the bench in 27 of 29 games in the 2013-14 season. This year, Granger has averaged 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds,while shooting 36 percent from the field.
Turner, a fourth-year pro out of Ohio State, was the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. The 6-7 small forward has appeared in 54 of 55 games this season, averaging a career-best 17.4 points per game, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.7 assists.
Allen, a second-round pick in 2011, is in his third year out of Temple. The 6-9 power forward is averaging 5.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game in the 2013-14 season.
Source: Indiana Pacers