Every Philadelphia 76ers Trade Deadline Move Ever
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the oldest and most storied franchises in the NBA. As a result, the Sixers has had its fair share of success with countless star players and three championships to their name.
And while the Sixers have found much success through the draft and free agency, the team has also made several moves at the NBA trade deadline that have gone on to influence the trajectory of the team.
Here is a complete list of such trade deadline transactions by the Sixers.
Still known as the Syracuse Nationals at this time, the Sixers traded six-time All-Star George Yardley to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for small forward Ed Conlin.
While Conlin would only be a roleplayer for the Nationals, Yardley would retire from the NBA before ever playing for the Pistons.
One of the worst team’s in NBA history, the 1972-73 Sixers went 9-73 and during that year’s deadline, the team struck a deal with the Atlanta Hawks for 6-foot-4 wing Don May. The Sixers would give up scarcely-used big man Dale Schlueter in the deal and got a solid roleplayer in return.
The Sixers made a minor move at the ’75 deadline, acquiring small forward Ken Durrett from the Kansas City Kings in exchange for “future considerations”. Durrett would only average 3.3 points per game in his 27 games as a Sixer.
A day before the 1978 deadline, the Sixers would make two trades. the first trade sent a third-round pick to the Buffalo Braves in exchange for former All-Star guard Ted McClain.
The second trade was when the Sixers acquired second-round picks in 1979 and 1982 and sent rookie power forward Wilson Washington to the New Jersey Nets.
Philadelphia would once again reach a deal with the Nets, this time sending the pair of Harvey Catchings and Ralph Simpson and getting back two guards in Eric Money and Al Skinner.
The Sixers attempted to make a big splash at the 1980 deadline by acquiring Portland Trailblazers All-Star point guard Lionel Hollins. Although Hollins would end up being a solid contributor in Philadelphia, the Sixers gave up a 1981 first-round pick that would wind up being fourth overall.
Philadelphia added a pair of Johnson’s at the 1983 deadline when they traded for Kings forward Reggie Johnson and center Clemon Johnson from the Indiana Pacers. The Sixers would give up cash to Kansas City and a package of Russ Schoene, a 1983 first-round pick and 1984 second-round pick to Indiana while the Pacers would throw in a 1984 third-round pick to sweeten the deal.
The Sixers made a bit of a big trade in 1994 when they sent the package of Jeff Hornacek, Sean Green, and a 1995 second-round pick to the Utah Jazz for aging two-time All-Star Jeff Malone and a 1994 first-round selection.
Although that first-round pick would essentially be wasted on B.J. Taylor, Malone would be a solid scorer for Philadelphia despite clearly being past his prime.
one of the worst teams in the league, Philadelphia attempted to cash in on the trade value of All-Rookie center Sharone Wright, sending the second-year pro to the Toronto Raptors for Ed Pinckney, Tony Massenburg and a pair of second-round draft picks.
Just a couple of days before the deadline, the bottom-feeding Sixers would reach a deal with the Golden State Warriors to acquire backup big man Brian Shaw and former No. 1 overall pick Joe Smith. In return, Philadelphia sent both Clarence Weatherspoon and Jim Jackson to Golde State.
Two days later, the Sixers would make another trade, sending aging former All-Star Terry Cummings to the New York Knicks for the duo of Ron Grandison and Herb Williams.
During the lockout 1999 season, the Sixers would trade Tim Thomas and Scott Williams to the Milwaukee Bucks for Jerald Honeycutt and Tyrone Hill.
The Sixers were a part of a big three-team deal near the 2000 trade deadline that saw the team add former Sixth-Man of the Year Toni Kukoc from the Chicago Bulls while giving up Larry Hughes, Billy Owens to the Warriors and Bruce Bowen to the Bulls.
Just one season after acquiring him, the Sixers would trade away Kukoc along with Nazr Mohammed, Theo Ratliff, Pepe Sanchez for defensive star Dikembe Mutombo and Roshown McLeod.
Mutombo would win league Defensive Player of the Year that season and would be the anchor of the Sixers defensive despite only playing two seasons with the franchise.
The Sixers made two trades in back-to-back days at the ’05 deadline. The first trade saw the team acquire five-time All-Star Chris Webber, Matt Barnes and Michael Bradley from the Kings in exchange for Brian Skinner, Kenny Thomas, and Corliss Williamson.
The following day, Philadelphia and the New Orleans Hornets would reach an agreement to trade Glenn Robinson for both Jamal Mashburn and Rodney Rogers.
However, while Philadelphia made a splash acquiring Mashburn, the All-Star forward never saw the court for the Sixers as he was unable to recover from a knee injury.
The Cleveland Cavaliers would send a 2006 second-round pick to Philly in exchange for a second-round pick and power forward Lee Nailon.
The Sixers shipped veteran big man Alan Henderson off to the Utah Jazz for a 2007 second-round pick swap.
In 2010, the Sixers added sharpshooter Jodie Meeks and seven-footer Francisco Elson from the Milwaukee Bucks for the package of Royal Ivey, Primoz Brezec, and a second-round pick for that year’s draft.
An inconsequential move, the Sixers added third-year wing Sam Young from the Memphis Grizzlies for the draft day rights to Puerto Rican big man Ricky Sanchez (who would never end up playing in the league)
Another minor transaction, the Warriors agreed to send second-year guard Charles Jenkins and cash considerations to the Sixers for a 2013 second-rounder.
The 2014 deadline was an active one for Philadelphia as they were involved in four separate trades.
The team traded productive big man Spencer Hawes to the Cavaliers for Earl Clark, Henry Sims, and two 2014 second-round draft picks.
Then, the Sixers would trade Lavoy Allen and former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner to the Pacers for Danny Granger and a 2015 second-round pick.
The Sixers would then add center Byron Mullens from the Los Angeles Clippers for a conventional second-round draft pick.
Lastly, Philadelphia was a part of a three-team deal where they sent a 2014 second-round pick to the Washington Wizards. In return, the Sixers would get a 2016 second-round pick from the Denver Nuggets and Eric Maynor from Washington.
The Sixers were once again very active at the deadline, this time adding a conditional 2015 first-round pick from the Milwaukee Bucks while they gave up reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams.
The team also traded rookie K.J McDaniels to the Houston Rockets for Isaiah Canaan and a second-round pick that would be used to select Richaun Holmes.
Lastly, the Sixers sent Cenk Akyol to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for JaVale McGee, the rights to Chu Maduabum, and a 2016 first-round pick (used to select Furkan Korkmaz.)
The tanking Sixers would add veteran center Joel Anthony and a second-round pick from the Pistons in exchange for Chu Maduabum.
Atlanta would acquire stretch forward Ersan Ilyasova from Philadelphia for Tiago Splitter and two 2017 second-round picks.
Additionally, Philadelphia would trade third-year center Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for a package that included Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson, and second-round picks in 2017 and 2020.
The Sixers were a part of a few trades at the 2019 deadline. The team traded cash considerations to the Kings for Malachi Richardson, Ermir Preldzic and a second-rounder in 2022.
Philly also acquired Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott from the Clippers for a package of Wilson Chandler, Landry Shamet, Mike Muscala, first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 as well as second-rounders in 2021 and 2023.
The next day, the Sixers would give up on 2018 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz after just two seasons sending him to the Orlando Magic for a second-rounder in 2019 and a first-rounder in 2020.
Lastly, the Sixers 2ould give up a 2021 second-round pick to the Houston Rockets for James Ennis.
This past deadline, the Sixers would send Ennis to the Magic for a second-round pick in 2020 and would also send three second-rounders (2020,2021 and 2022) to the Warriors for the duo of Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks.