Don’t worry, Mitch Kupchak is working the phones today. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Charlotte Hornets are trading Jalen McDaniels to the Philadelphia 76ers in a four-team deal that involves multiple second-round picks and also sends Matisse Thybulle to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Sixers are getting Jalen McDaniels in the deal, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/QzftWxYQ65— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 9, 2023
NBA insider Chris Haynes first reported the Thybulle-to-Portland aspect of the deal, but Woj got the Charlotte end of the trade first.
Philadelphia 76ers are finalizing a deal to send Matisse Thybulle to the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 9, 2023
So far, little has been reported in regards to the second-round picks the Hornets and Sixers are receiving in the trade. Bobby Marks has assembled a framework for the pick exchange:
Here’s the Philly/Charlotte/Portland breakdown— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 9, 2023
PHL – trades Thybulle, 2023 more favorable of ATL, CHA & BRK and receive JMcDaniels, 2029 POR 2nd & 2024 NYK 2nd
POR – trades two 2nds (2027 more favorable of NOP/POR, 2029 POR) and receive Thybulle
Svi Mykhailiuk is being re-routed from Portland to Charlotte in the deal after the Blazers acquired him in the Cam Reddish-Josh Hart trade.
The Blazers are routing New York's Svi Mykhailiuk to Charlotte in the trade too, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 9, 2023
Surely there’s a bit more to come with this one to confirm the picks being exchanged. Let’s see if Mitch has anything else up his sleeve.