Sixers Make a Trade!

76ers exchange bench players with the Bucks

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    Jodie Meeks is coming to the Sixers.

    The middling 76ers finally made a deal Thursday but don’t get too excited it isn’t likely to make a major impact on the team.

    The Sixers shipped backup guard Royal Ivey and barely-used center Primoz Brezec to Milwaukee.

    The Bucks sent rookie guard Jodie Meeks and center Francisco Elson to Philadelphia for Ivey, Brezec and a second-round pick in the 2010 draft, the team confirmed Thursday afternoon.

    Meeks, a rookie out of Kentucky has averaged 4.1 points and 1.8 rebounds through 41 games. He was picked in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft.

    "Meeks is a player that we targeted during the 2009 NBA Draft and believe that he has the talent to be successful in this league for many years," Sixers GM Ed Stefanski said.

    Elson has only played 11 games for the Bucks this season. A native of the Netherlands he has played with four NBA teams in seven seasons.

    At least Elson played in four more games than Brezec played for Philly.

    The deal means a homecoming for Ivey. He played for the Bucks in the 2007-08 season.

     And, at least Stefanski seemed sort of excited to bring the duo of bench warmers to Philly.

    "Both Meeks and Elson are welcome additions to our team," he said.

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