Report: Sixers-Magic trade involves Payton, Saric and picks

Written By Deantae Prince
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The 76ers made a draft-night trade with the Magic, swapping point guard Elfrid Payton and a 2015 second-round pick for Croatian Dario Saric and a first-round pick from the Dwight Howard trade, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarwoski reports. Later reports said the first-rounder will be from the 2017 draft.

It appeared as though the Sixers were set to stockpile guards, but instead they brought in a versatile wing with the acquisition of Saric. No one is happier about this direction than Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who looked concerned when he heard the Payton announcement. 

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Immediately after the Payton pick, Carter-Williams was asked what he believed the pick meant to the direction of the team. Asked if he believed he could be traded, Carter-Williams responded, "I don't know if I'l be moved."

It's possible that Carter-Williams has some relief now that the Sixers have moved Payton. In Orlando, the Magic gain another elite defender, who fits their drafting pattern in recent years. The Magic picked Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon with their top picks the past two seasons, which points toward a focus on defense. 

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