Within the last two hours of the NBA trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers sent Patrick Beverley to the Milwaukee Bucks and Jaden Springer to the Boston Celtics.
Beverley was traded to the Bucks in exchange for Cam Payne and a second-round pick. Beverley first announced the news on his podcast’s X account.
According to Beverley, Daryl Morey told him that he wouldn’t be traded. Fans have already voiced their frustration over the departure of Beverley, who was viewed as a perfect fit in Philly.
Springer was dealt in a last-minute deal with the Celtics in exchange for a second-round pick. Much like Beverley, fans were devastated to see him go. Boston got themselves an athlete with a very strong defensive mind for a very low price.
Neither of these trades make much sense for the 76ers, but the Celtics and Bucks both walked away with very solid players. The Sixers were expected to potentially make another splashy addition such as Chicago Bulls big man Andre Drummond, but they settled on Payne and Buddy Hield.