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Each week, we'll ask questions about the Sixers to our resident basketball analysts and see what they have to say.
Running the Give and Go this week are CSNPhilly.com Sixers Insider Dei Lynam, CSNPhilly.com reporter John Finger and CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez.
Will the Sixers make an impact trade soon?
I do believe a trade or trades are coming. However, only if Sixers president and general manager Sam Hinkie can get future assets in return. I don’t believe Hinkie will take on any salary or veteran players. It does not fit into the Sixers' plan.
Thaddeus Young knows that he has been mentioned in trade discussions, and Evan Turner’s name repeatedly came up in trade rumors earlier in the season.
Turner’s play has tailed off, so his name has not been discussed as much lately. But with Michael Carter-Williams back in the Sixers' lineup after a seven-games absence, Turner’s play should improve. When that happens, moving the fourth-year swingman seems like a good bet.
The Sixers have plenty of time before the Feb. 20 trade deadline. I don't think they are in a rush to get something done. However, it will be a bit odd to see Spencer Hawes, Turner or Young together after Feb. 20.
My money is on one of them being somewhere else by the end of the season.
If impact trade means moving Young, Hawes, and/or Turner, I think they probably will, but I'm not sure about how soon.
I'm also not sure about the yield. If they're going to move Young, I'd like to see them get an expiring contract and/or a draft pick back in return. This Omer Asik business that's been mentioned doesn't interest me.