The Trade Deadline is not messing around anymore. The Sixers have acquired JaVale McGee from the Denver Nuggets, per Woj. Here, look at the tweet.
Denver is in advanced talks on a deal to send JaVale McGee to Philadelphia, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015
See? I told you.
JaVale qualifies as a massively long shot-blocking big man, and was signed to a massively overpaid contract a few years back. He is on the books for next year at $12 million before he expires. But really it's about the pick.
Denver has agreed to send JaVale McGee to Philadelphia, along with a first-round pick via OKC, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015
Hinkie gets his first rounder that he didn't get in last year's deadline. It's Oklahoma City's 2015 pick, but it's pretty protected. Here's the details from RealGM:
2015 first round draft pick from Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City's 1st round pick to Denver (via Cleveland) protected for selections 1-18 in 2015, 1-15 in 2016 and 1-15 in 2017; if Oklahoma City has not conveyed a 1st round pick to Denver by 2017, then Oklahoma City will instead convey its 2018 2nd round pick and 2019 2nd round pick to Denver.
OKC currently sits at #14, so as of this moment, it would not be conveyed this season. Another thing to follow!
TRADES! More details as they come.