NBA Trade Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers shopping Young, Turner, Hawes

The Philadelphia 76ers were always expected to move some of their valuable trade assets before the February trade deadline and it seems that Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner are all available for the right price.

Oct 11, 2013; Newark, DE, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) celebrates with forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the third quarter against the Boston Celtics at Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 97-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

According to Alex Kennedy, the Sixers will be listening to trade offers for their three most valuable assets, but are not willing to make a trade just for the sake of making a move.

The Philadelphia 76ers are open for business. Players like Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and others are available. Sam Hinkie won’t just dump those guys, he wants significant assets back. But don’t be surprised if Philly is very active prior to the deadline.

(via Alex Kennedy)

All three players are having the best season’s of their careers, so the Sixers are sitting on a potential gold mine. They  want to tank and probably wouldn’t hesitate moving either of the guys for first-round picks, especially in this year’s draft.

Turner has performed very well in his increased role and is averaging 19.5 point per game this year. He is also a restricted free agent next summer and since the Sixers didn’t extend him before the season began, he could potentially be the first one out.

Hawes is also an easy contract to move, as he can help teams win now and is on an expiring $6.5 million contract. Young started the season out slow but has picked it up and actually won the latest Player of the Week award.

One way or another, the Sixers will be a very interesting team to follow over the coming month or so.


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