Huge Trades are Happening

Danny Granger is taking a breath. Photo by Michael Hickey  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1868724-why-the-indiana-pacers-no-longer-need-danny-granger
Danny Granger is taking a breath.
Photo by Michael Hickey
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1868724-why-the-indiana-pacers-no-longer-need-danny-granger

A huge trade happened today in the NBA. Danny Granger who plays for the Indiana pacers was traded to the Philadelphia  76ers. The 76ers only gave up Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen but there is no question that Evan Turner was the main piece of the trade. Evan Turner has outstanding averages and was one of the better players on the 76ers, who were one of the worst teams in the NBA.

Danny Granger is warming up before a big game.  Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler http://tracking.si.com/2014/02/20/pacers-trade-danny-granger-to-76ers/
Danny Granger is warming up before a big game.
Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler
http://tracking.si.com/2014/02/20/pacers-trade-danny-granger-to-76ers/

Danny Granger is a much better player in my opinion. All though he is often injured, when he is healthy he is a real threat offensively and defensively. If Danny Granger was healthy in the conference finals last year that would have tremendously helped Paul George and the Pacers against the Miami Heat.

Evan Turner is reaching for a rebound. Photo by Mel Evans http://www.nj.com/gloucester-sports/index.ssf/2012/05/evan_turner_thriving_helping_p.html
Evan Turner is reaching for a rebound.
Photo by Mel Evans
http://www.nj.com/gloucester-sports/index.ssf/2012/05/evan_turner_thriving_helping_p.html

In a situation like that I do not know how well Evan Turner would do. Evan Turner is a great player on a horrible team and I don’t know how well he will do on a true title contender such as the Pacers. Especially down the road when the Pacers are trying to make a run in the playoffs and playing against the top teams in the league, I would not rely on him to reach the same level of play that Danny Granger would get to.

Evan Turner drives to the hoop through many defenders.  Photo by Mel Evans  http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/evan_turner_making_key_plays_f.html
Evan Turner drives to the hoop through many defenders.
Photo by Mel Evans
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/evan_turner_making_key_plays_f.html

As for Philadelphia, I think this is an outstanding trade for them. Danny Granger will help get their franchise back on track. The 76ers have been really struggling this year and have a very unreliable offense. Danny Granger will incredibly improve the offense of the 76ers but it will only happen if he keeps healthy. He has had a lot of problems over the last two years but if he keeps healthy he will improve the 76ers a ton. I think the overall winner of this trade has to be the 76ers. Comment below want you think.

Evan Turner dribble the ball up the court and past defenders. Photo my Paul M. Banks http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-sports-guru/2010/11/chicago-product-evan-turner-struggling-in-nba-with-sixers/#image/1
Evan Turner dribble the ball up the court and past defenders.
Photo my Paul M. Banks
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-sports-guru/2010/11/chicago-product-evan-turner-struggling-in-nba-with-sixers/#image/1
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