Made Up Trade
We’re likely entering the final days of the Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner era of Philadelphia 76ers basketball. The trade deadline is February 20th, and it seems unlikely either guy will be on the team past that date.
“Oh, you guys are still here?” That must be what goes through Brett Brown’s mind every time he opens up the door to Sixers practice and sees Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young.
It’s a month until the trade deadline, and Sixers fans are on edge.
It’s January 20th, and Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes are still on the Sixers. Who would have guessed?
Well, the Eagles have lost, so for a little while we can focus on making up trades for the Sixers that will probably never happen.
As I start writing this, there is the possibility that I will have to trash it at any second. We’ve been waiting since Sunday for a big NBA trade, now that the December 15th, ‘anyone can be traded,’ date has passed. Nothing has happened, and I feel like we’re going to see something soon.
For what seems like no particular reason other than the Cavs continuing to struggle, and the Bulls losing Derrick Rose, the Evan Turner trade engine has been working double time this week.
If this trade were to happen, would you be in favor of the Sixers pulling the trigger?
Normally, the made-up trade comes on a Wednesday or a Thursday. But with Evan Turner playing well, and trade rumors starting to fly, this one was created because of emergency circumstances.
This week’s made up trade involves Thaddeus Young, and three other teams.
This week’s is a big one. And it of course would be paired with the Sixers making moves to assure themselves of the 2014 NBA Championship.
After weeks, months, of finding a way to trade Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes, and once in a while Evan Turner, we gave made-up trade-master Ethan Giles (on Twitter @Giles1228) a week to work with other teams.
Since the last made up trade column, the Sixers have actually started playing basketball.
In today’s hypothetical trade, the Sixers acquire Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from the Pistons.
With Sixers training camp beginning this weekend, we’ve got a very special made up trade for this week.