Indiana Pacers trade Danny Granger to Philadelphia 76ers

The Indiana Pacers have traded Danny Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers in the final moments before the NBA trade deadline, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.

Jan 28, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Nick Young (0) controls the ball against Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana has traded Danny Granger to Philadelphia, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

(via Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo)

This deal came completely out of nowhere and is most likely a result of the 76ers making an attempt to get above the minimum-salary threshold after moving Spencer Hawes.

The Sixers are reportedly sending sending Lavoy Allen and Evan Turner to the Pacers as part of the deal. This is obviously a great deal for the Pacers, who get even better. Turner is a significant upgrade over Granger in his current state, and will provide Indiana with another scoring threat off the bench who can take some pressure off the starters. You can’t really say that adding Turner puts the Pacers way ahead of the Heat in terms of talent, but Granger has truly been a shell of himself this year, and Turner is a little more versatile offensively.

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