Let the Sixers' stockpiling of future second-round picks continue.
The team on Wednesday traded forward Shawn Long to the Houston Rockets in exchange for a 2018 second-rounder as well as cash considerations. Long played in 18 games for the Sixers last season, averaging 8.2 points in 12.7 minutes per game on 56.0 percent shooting from the field and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc.
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Long, the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year with Louisiana-Lafayette, was named a 2017 D-League All-Star after a stellar start to the season with the Delaware 87ers. He was called up on March 6 and stuck with the Sixers for the remainder of the season.
The trade is the fifth of the day for the Rockets and Houston general manager Daryl Morey, who already completed a blockbuster deal earlier Wednesday to acquire All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers (see story).
The Sixers now have four second-round picks in next year's draft (three of which they have traded for plus their own) in addition to their first-rounder and the Lakers' top pick, unless it goes to Boston from the Markelle Fultz trade.