Yesterday, the Indiana Pacers traded Danny Granger to the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.

In addition to Granger, the Sixers are also getting a 2015 second-round draft pick.

Danny Granger Traded

By unloading Granger, the Pacers have freed up a considerable amount of money and picked up two players that will give them some depth, reported Sports Illustrated. "We felt we needed to make this trade to strengthen the core unit and our bench,'' Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird said in a statement. "In Evan and Lavoy, we think we got two really good players that can help us and we look forward to what they can bring.''

Granger’s $13 million contract with the Pacers is expiring, and after nine years with the team, his value has gone down significantly. While he made the All-Star team in 2009, his last pair of seasons have been unimpressive. Part of the reason for his lackluster performance has been a string of knee and leg injuries.

In Turner, the Pacers are acquiring a multidimensional talent, who will be able to give the squad a boost from the bench. Turner has been averaging 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game for the Sixers. Allen is a capable center in the final year of his contract. If the trade doesn't pan out for the Pacers, it won't hurt the team too much as both Turner and Allen are set to become free agents after the season.

– Chelsea Regan

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