The Philadelphia 76ers have actually made a deal before the trade deadline.
Only it doesn't involve Andre Iguodala, Samuel Dalembert or Elton Brand.
The Sixers have traded Center Primoz Brezec,Guard Royal Ivey and a 2nd Round Pick to the Miluakee Bucks for Shooting Guard Jodie Meeks, and Center Francisco Elson
Neither Brezec or Ivey contributed much to the Sixers this season. So, to get a young player like Meeks for a 2nd rounder isn't a bad deal for the Sixers. Meeks was a fantastic scorer at Kentucky, but has struggled this season averaging around 5 pts a game in limited playing time. Meeks can shoot, so it should help the Sixers out in that sense. According to a few sources, the Sixers were very high on Meeks and wanted to draft him, just weren't in the position to.
This certainly isn't a blockbuster, and does virtually nothing to improve this team. Seems to be a trade just to make a trade. Which won't make fans happy.
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