February 23, 2017
As it turns out, the Sixers weren't all that excited to hand out an extension to Nerlens Noel this summer. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that the Sixers are trading Noel to the Dallas Maverics for Justin Anderson, a protected first-round pick, and Andrew Bogut.
The last original Process Sixer is dead. Long live the Process Sixers:
Philadelphia is sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson and a first-round draft pick, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
Dallas center Andrew Bogut will go to the 76ers in the Noel trade too, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
The Mavericks have long been intrigued with Noel, and will work to sign him to an extension. Noel's a restricted free agent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Dallas' first-round pick is heavily protected this year:
Andrew Bogut is in the trade to Philadelphia and Dallas' pick is protected 1-to-18 in the June draft, league sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
It will be important to find out what the protections are on Dallas' pick after this season, because that certainly won't convey in 2017. Much more to come, but Bryan Colangelo kicked off the day with a move that hadn't been rumored at all. Now will the Sixers president of basketball operations double dip and also trade Jahlil Okafor?