Antawn Jamison isn’t the only stretch power forward headed East. According to ESPN and other media sources, Byron Mullens is headed to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Clippers were able to trade Byron Mullens to Philly as well, per sources
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Like the Jamison trade, sending Mullens to the Philadelphia 76ers helps the Clippers in regards to paying the luxury tax. According to our math, using the salaries found on Hoops Hype, the Clippers are currently $642K over the tax line after shedding Jamison’s and Mullen’s contracts.
In return for Byron Mullens, the Philadelphia 76ers will send one of their million second-round picks to the Clippers, one that will likely be heavily protected.
This trade, along with the Jamison move, leaves the Clippers with three bigs on the roster. Some Los Angeles sources say the Clippers will find more help in the front court via the free agent market, so keep your eyes out for that information.
Per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, here are the trade details for Clippers-76ers:
Clippers get: Conditional 2nd round pick.
76ers get get: Byron Mullens and a future 2nd round pick.