More on this when we get up off the floor.
UPDATE: Or K.J. McDaniels was traded? We’ll have more as this all happens.
The Sixers will reportedly also acquire the Lakers’ first round pick THIS YEAR, protected 1-5. WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING. All I know is K.J. McDaniels and Michael Carter-Williams’ Sixers careers are likely over.
UPDATE 2: Just picks for MCW, it seems:
UPDATE 3: Analysis:
UPDATE 4: Howard Eskin cannot compute:
UPDATE 5: Joel-Hans hath no idea:
Over the jump for more updates.
UPDATE 6: MCW thankful:
UPDATE 7: Reset: As far as we know, K.J. McDaniels goes to Houston for Isaiah Canaan and a future second round pick. MCW goes to Milwaukee in multi-team deal for Lakers first round pick, which is protected if it falls within the top five this year or top three in 2016 or 2017. Either way, we’re gonna need a bigger flowchart:
UPDATE 8: Good Morning America just tweeted the Sixers. What world is this?
UPDATE 9: Never forget:
UPDATE 10: Thoughts:
Kyle: K.J. has impressed, but he negotiated a one-year deal so he could get out of this hell hole more quickly. Between that, and the Tweets from his mom, he probably wasn’t going to sign here again. So moving him is the best option. MCW? Eh. His value may only go down moving forward, and you never got the sense the Sixers were married to him (except for, you know, that poster). It sounds like the Sixers would rather take their chances in the draft instead of with the reigning Rookie of the Year. That… takes balls.
UPDATE 11: THAT HOWARD IS ON FIRRRRRRE:
UPDATE 12: Thoughts:
Jim: I’m a little stunned, to be honest. I expected Sam Hinkie to go off, a little bit, but not quite like this. The K.J. deal seems like “he’s got value now so let’s do it” since they likely thought he wouldn’t re-sign (or would be offered a lot elsewhere). MCW has been available for a long time — even going back to the last draft — and Hinkie was able to get a potential 7-10 pick this year (or 4-10 next year) for a guy they obviously didn’t believe in.
UPDATE 13: Succinct summary:
UPDATE 14: Sounds about right.
And the MCW three-team deal is officially official. We’ll have an updated flow chart as soon as we learn more about the K.J. McDaniels deal.
UPDATE 15: Embiid is on board.
UPDATE 16: So, here’s what it looks like, simplified.
- Michael Carter-Williams
- K.J. McDaniels
- Isaiah Canaan
- The Lakers’ 2015 first round pick
- Protected 1-5 in ’15, 1-3 in ’16 and ’17, and unprotected in ’18 (via John Gonzalez)
- Denver’s 2015 second round pick (from Houston)