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Pacers acquire Turner in trade for Granger

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Feb 20 2014 03:41:31 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 20 2014 04:07:29 PM CST
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The Indiana Pacers pulled off a significant trade with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.

The Pacers traded forward Danny Granger to the 76ers for forwards Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen, multiple media outlets reported.

The Sixers also received a future second-round pick, according to ESPN.

Turner, 25, averaged 17.4 points and 6.0 rebounds in 54 games this season, all as a starter.

He started all 82 games for the 76ers last season, and it remains to be seen how he will fit into the Pacers' lineup.

Granger, 30, was an All-Star in 2009, but has been hampered by injuries recently. He missed most of last season after undergoing knee surgery, and has played in only 29 games this season because of a calf injury. He returned to action on Dec. 20 and is averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds this season for the Pacers.

Granger becomes a free agent this summer, so it is unclear what Granger's future holds after this season.

Allen, a third-year player out of Temple, has played in 51 games for the 76ers this season and is averaging 5.2 points per game.