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Three Way Deal Nets Sixers Two Picks

While it has been a couple of weeks that we've been hearing confirmation of the Bobcats interest in Evan Turner, no deal has been done. My best guess is that's because the Sixers want to take back Gordon and the Detroit 1st round pick, while the Bobcats are offering Gordon and the Portland 1st pick.

The latest buzz is that the Spurs are strongly interest in Thad Young.

The following three way deal would potentially solve the problem of how the Sixers structure a deal with San Antonio - while sweetening the Bobcats deal sufficiently to get them to upgrade the pick they are offering:

Spurs get: Thad Young

Bobcats get: Evan Turner and Marco Belinelli

Sixers Get: Ben Gordon expiring, Matt Bonner expiring, San Antonio 1st pick and Detroit 1st pick [from Charlotte].

Why it Works:

The Spurs need to add another dynamic player to give them something extra when competing to come out of a very strong West. They only have this year and next with their core together.

The Bobcats are intent on making the playoffs and have already indicated strong interest in Turner. Getting bench depth with a shooter like Belinelli likely helps them get comfortable they can cement their status as a playoff team.

The Sixers get a likely late lottery pick in Detroit's pick which is protected to #10 this year. [Worst case they get a 2nd first rounder in 2015], along with a San Antonio late first rounder in a deep draft which could help them at the draft have the flexibility to deal with a team not currently allowed to trade picks without taking a first back.

I really don't expect the Sixers to use 4 picks in this year's draft - but this gives them great flexibility if they are targeting a specific player in the draft and need to move up a couple of spots. If they don't need the pick to make a trade, they can likely trade a 2014 first rounder for a 2015 first rounder to balance things out.

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