Evan Turner was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)
The Pacers traded forward Danny Granger and a 2015 second-round draft pick to the Sixers for forward Evan Turner, according to multiple reports.
Philadelphia also sent center Lavoy Allen to Indiana. In a separate deal with Cleveland, the Sixers also traded center Spencer Hawes for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two second-round draft picks.
Turner, the No. 2 overall pick out of Ohio State in 2010, was averaging a career-high 17.4 points and 6.0 rebounds this season.
The injury-prone Granger had been with the Pacers longer than any current player – nine seasons. He is averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 22.5 minutes this season.
The 7-foot-1 Hawes, who is in the final year of his contract, is averaging 13 points and 8.5 rebounds, both career highs, and shoots 40 percent from 3-point range. The 25-year-old Hawes is in his seventh NBA season.
Cleveland has won six straight games, its longest winning streak since March of 2010, which was LeBron James’ final season with the team and the last time the Cavaliers made the playoffs. Cleveland (22-33) is in 10th place and three games out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
“We have a group that’s obviously trending in the right direction and we want to carry that momentum forward,” acting general manager David Griffin said. “We feel like this move goes a great length towards doing that.”
The Sixers have lost nine straight and 19-of-22.
Wizards get disgruntled Andre Miller
The Wizards, pushing for their first playoff berth since 2008, acquired disgruntled point guard Andre Miller from the Nuggets in a three-way trade that also involves the Sixers.
The Wizards gave up two seldom-used players — forward Jan Vesely and point guard Eric Maynor. Vesely goes to the Nuggets, while Maynor gets shipped to the 76ers.
Philadelphia receives two second-round draft picks, one from the Wizards in 2015 and one from the Nuggets in 2016. Washington receives a protected 2014 second-round pick from the 76ers.
Miller hasn’t played since his shouting match with coach Brian Shaw in the waning minutes of a loss to the 76ers on New Year’s Day. The Nuggets initially suspended Miller for two games, then rescinded the suspension and announced that he would instead be excused from all team activities for personal reasons.
“Obviously we did our homework,” Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. “I think that was an isolated situation, an isolation incident. We’re going to move past that.”
Miller, who turns 38 next month, has played with five teams over 15 NBA seasons. He averaged 5.9 points and 3.3 assists for the Nuggets this season.
Spurs get ex-Piston Daye
The Spurs have traded guard Nando De Colo to Toronto for Austin Daye, who was drafted by the Pistons with the No. 15 overall pick in 2009.
De Colo appeared in 98 games for the Spurs over the last two seasons, averaging 4.0 points and 2.1 assists. The member of the French national team made three starts this season while playing behind All-Star countryman Tony Parker.
Daye signed with Toronto last summer and appeared in just eight games. He has averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Pistons, Grizzlies and Raptors.
Jamison: From Clippers to Hawks
The Hawks, looking for more front-line help as they attempt to remain in the Eastern Conference playoff race, acquired 37-year-old forward Antawn Jamison from the Clippers.
The Clippers received the rights to shooting guard Cenk Akyol, a 2005 second-round pick now playing in Turkey.
The Bobcats acquired guards Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal from the Bucks in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien.
The trade is expected to give Charlotte’s outside shooting a boost as the Bobcats make a push for the playoffs.
Neal, a career 43 percent 3-point shooter, should help a team that lacks a true shooting guard. Session was a valuable backup point guard for Charlotte but Ridnour should help to fill that void.
Neal spent three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs before signing this past offseason with the Bucks as a free agent. He’s averaging 10 points per game and shooting 39 percent from 3-point range.
Ridnour, in his 11th NBA season, can play both guard spots. He’s played in 36 games this season and is averaging 5.7 points and 3.4 assists per game in 21.2 minutes. He’s averaging 9.8 points per game for his career.