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NBA trade roundup: Miller, Turner, Granger, Hawes dealt

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The NBA trade deadline passed on Thursday, with the Philadelphia 76ers being the most active team in the trading market, while Andre Miller, Evan Turner, Danny Granger and Spencer Hawes were the biggest names that were moved.

—The Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers completed a three-team trade that will send point guard Miller to the Wizards, the teams announced.

The Wizards will send forward Jan Vesely to the Nuggets and point guard Eric Maynor to the 76ers, who also will get the Nuggets’ 2016 second-round pick and the Wizards’ 2015 second-round pick. The Wizards also acquired a protected 2014 draft pick from the Sixers.

Miller hasn’t played since he was suspended by the Nuggets on Jan. 2 after an altercation with coach Brian Shaw.

—In a separate trade, the Nuggets acquired guard Aaron Brooks from the Houston Rockets in exchange for swingman Jordan Hamilton, the Nuggets announced.

Brooks, 29, averaged 7.0 points and 1.9 assists in 16.7 minutes for the Rockets this season. Hamilton averaged 6.8 points for the Nuggets this season in 39 games, including 11 starts.

—The Indiana Pacers traded forward Granger to the 76ers for forwards Turner and Lavoy Allen, multiple media outlets reported. The Sixers also received a future second-round pick, according to ESPN.

Turner, 25, averaged 17.4 points and 6.0 rebounds in 54 games this season, all as a starter.

Granger, 30, was an All-Star in 2009, but has been hampered by injuries recently. He missed most of last season after undergoing knee surgery, and has played in only 29 games this season because of a calf injury. He returned to action on Dec. 20 and is averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds this season for the Pacers.

— The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired center Spencer Hawes from the 76ers in a trade that sent forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two 2014 second-round draft picks to the 76ers, the Cavaliers announced.

Hawes, in his fourth season with the Sixers, is averaging a career-best 13 points and 8.5 rebounds.

—The Charlotte Bobcats acquired guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien, the Bobcats announced. reported that the Bobcats also persuaded the Bucks to absorb the salary of Sessions.

Neal averaged 10.0 points and 1.7 rebounds per game for the Bucks. Ridnour averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 assists per game. Sessions averaged 10.5 points and 3.7 assists per game for the Bobcats. Adrien averaged 2.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

—The Miami Heat traded backup guard Roger Mason Jr. and cash to the Sacramento Kings for a conditional second-round pick in 2015.

Sacramento is expected to buy out Mason with money included in the deal, according to Miami would then have a free roster spot to sign a veteran at the March 1 buyout deadline.

—In a cost-saving move, the Los Angeles Clippers dealt forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks.

According to multiple media reports, the Hawks are expected to buy out Jamison’s contract.

The Clippers received the rights to forward Cenk Akyol, who currently plays in the Turkish league. More important, they will save $2 million-plus in salary and luxury tax, according to

Jamison, 37, averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.3 minutes for the Clippers. He appeared in just 22 games.

—On Wednesday, the Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets completed a trade that shipped shooting guard Marcus Thornton to the Nets in exchange for shooting guard Jason Terry and power forward Reggie Evans.

—Also on Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors acquired veteran point guard Steve Blake on Wednesday from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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