And-Ones: Embiid, Draft, Trade Exceptions

The Nuggets absorbed Arron Afflalo into Andre Iguodala‘s $9,868,632 trade exception in Thursday’s trade with the Magic, reducing its value to $2,368,632. Still, the deal lets them make a new exception worth $1,422,720, equivalent to Evan Fournier‘s salary, and offloading Anthony Randolph in Thursday’s pick swap with the Bulls allows the Nuggets to create another new trade exception worth $1.75MM.

More from around the league:

  • Colin Ceccio of USA Today broke down the salaries for this year’s crop of draft picks.
  • Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today looks at the winners and losers from Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
  • GM Sam Hinkie anticipates Thaddeus Young remaining with the Sixers, tweets Tom Moore of Calkins Media. When asked if Young would remain with the team, Hinkie said, “I do. I like everything Thad’s about.
  • collected all the various draft grades the Hawks were given for their work on Thursday night.
  • The estimates for when Joel Embiid will be able to return to the court for the Sixers have changed, reports The Toronto Sun (hat tip to the Sports XChange). Embiid is predicted to be out five to eight months, instead of the originally reported four to six months.

Chuck Myron contributed to this post.

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