Clippers Send Byron Mullens To Sixers

February 20 2014 at 10:20pm CDT By Chuck Myron

The 76ers announced that they have acquired center Byron Mullens and a 2018 second-round pick in exchange for a protected second-round pick in the 2014 draft.NBA: Charlotte Bobcats at Los Angeles Clippers

Philadelphia was discussing Chris Kaman with the Lakers shortly before the deadline, but it appears the Sixers opted to instead acquire a big man with skills similar to Spencer Hawes, whom they agreed to send to the Cavs earlier today.  

The Clippers have successfully pulled off two deals at the buzzer with Mullens and Jamison changing uniforms.  Mullens, who was once regarded as the top talent in the 2009 draft class, is headed to his to his fourth team in five years.  The big man has averaged just 2.5 PPG and 1.2 RPG in 6.2 minutes per game this season.  Even when he was seeing significant playing time with the Bobcats, Mullens never had a PER above 13.0.

Zach Links contributed to this post.  Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.  Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link) first reported that Mullens was on his way to the 76ers.  Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times added details (via Twitter).

6 thoughts on “Clippers Send Byron Mullens To Sixers

  1. Were these Clipper deals about freeing up roster spots or getting under the tax line? It looks like they are still going to be a smidgen over still by a couple hundred thousand and it would have been nice to get under the tax if they could have. Trading Hollins as well or trading Green in place of Mullens or Jamison could have done it as well.

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