As part of a three-team deal between the Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers, the Philadelphia 76ers sent Matisse Thybulle to Portland, while acquiring fourth-year forward Jalen McDaniels from the Charlotte Hornets.
McDaniels, who just turned 25, is averaging 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 26.7 minutes per game, shooting 44.7% from the field and 32.2% from 3 on 3.6 attempts per game.
The Sixers also included a 2023 second-round pick (likely Charlotte's own) in the deal, sending it back to Charlotte. The Sixers will receive two future second-round picks – New York's 2024 second-round pick (from the Hornets), and Portland's own 2029 second-round pick. You can see all of the draft assets the Sixers have over at my Future Draft Picks Tracker page.
Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know about the trade. This post will mostly be informational. I will have more about McDaniels' fit, and my overall thoughts on the trade, shortly.
- Matisse Thybulle
- 2023 2nd round pick (most favorable of CHA, ATL or BKN)
- Jalen McDaniels
- 2024 2nd round pick (NYK)
- 2029 2nd round pick (POR)
The trade also generated a $2.449m trade exception for the Sixers, which expires a year from now.
Luxury tax & hard cap
The trade leaves the Sixers with a little under $149 million in committed salary and 14 players on their roster. That gives them a little bit over $1.275 million in space under the luxury tax, and nearly $8 million in room under the hard cap, which is now no longer a practical consideration.
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