Granger move from Pacers to 76ers spices dull deadline day

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 20, 2014 5:41 PM

(Reuters) - Danny Granger's trade from the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers was the most significant on Thursday as big names rumored to be on the move went nowhere before the National Basketball Association's trade deadline.

According to multiple media reports, the Sixers picked up Granger in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen just before the trade window shut at 3 p.m. ET (2000 GMT), with other teams opting for roster tweaks rather than blockbuster deals.

The 30-year-old Granger, an All-Star in 2009, has been hampered by injuries in recent years and missed most of last season after undergoing knee surgery and has lost his prominent role in Indianapolis with the emergence of Paul George.

This season, Granger has played in only 29 games because of a calf injury and is averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds for the Pacers.

Among the high-priced talent rumored to shopped around in potential moves ahead of Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol and New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert both remained in their current uniforms as the deadline passed.

The Miami Heat made one of the first moves of the day, sending guard Roger Mason Jr. to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for a protected 2015 second-round pick and cash.

Mason, who averaged three points in 25 games for the Heat this season, is expected to be bought out by the Kings to free up a roster spot ahead of the March 1 buyout deadline.

In other moves reported on, the 76ers traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks, forward Earl Clark and center Henry Sims.

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Hawes, 25, has averaged 13 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Sixers this season and would give the Cavaliers an inside-outside scoring threat.

The Clippers have traded former All-Star forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks, while the Denver Nuggets shipped veteran point guard Andre Miller to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team deal, multiple media outlets reported.

Miller has not played since he was suspended by the Nuggets last month after an altercation with coach Brian Shaw.

(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Larry Fine)