Sheldon Mac, then McClellan, catches a pass. Washington Wizards rookie guard Sheldon McClellan, undrafted out of the University of Miami this season, takes his last name from a father with whom he has no relationship. Yes, the player formally known as Sheldon McClellan is now officially Sheldon Mac.
At 3:00 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, the NBA will have its annual trade deadline, leaving teams with just free agency to adjust their roster for the remainder of the season. There’s sure to be a handful of deals completed in Thursday morning, and even a couple in the last moments—last year, the Clippers’ deadline move wasn’t publicly announced until beat writer Dan Woike tweeted the news at 3:16 PM. Still, there’s plenty of action to discuss from the last several days, so let’s take a brief look at each move, and how each team involved fared. Sixers get: Tiago Splitter, 2 2nd Round Picks Hawks get: Ersan Ilyasova This is a pretty straightforward deal for both sides: the Hawks, a good team, get
So the Sixers' trade deadline got off to an interesting early start last night, with Ersan Ilaysova -- power forward and arguable MVP of the Philadelphia 76ers' early season -- being traded to Atlanta for Tiago Splitter's expiring contract and two future second-rounders. The exchange was a strikingly bloodless one for the Colangelos, dealing a productive veteran in what amounted to a minor asset grab, and an opportunity to give extra minutes to Dario Saric, the rookie combo forward whose strong play of late arguably made Ilyasova expendable. Simply put, it was the kind of deal our Once and Always Dark Lord would've made. That's cool, but I don't really care about that. Chicago's supposedly still