Hornets trade Jalen McDaniels to 76ers in multiteam deal

Charlotte drafted McDaniels 52nd overall in 2019

Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels (6) brings the ball up court against the Orlando Magic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

CHARLOTTE — Just hours before the NBA trade deadline at 3 p.m., it appeared Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak had decided to keep his current roster intact. Then the first of two moves went down.

Per ESPN reporter Bobby Marks, the Hornets agreed to a three-team deal with the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers that will send fourth-year forward Jalen McDaniels to the Sixers. 

The Hornets received two second-round picks along with New York’s Svi Mykhailiuk, who was flipped by the Blazers.

As for the future draft picks, Charlotte will get the most favorable of the Hornets, Hawks, and Nets’ 2023 second-round picks (from Philadelphia) as well as the most favorable of the Pelicans and Blazers’ 2027 second-round picks (from Portland).

The Trail Blazers will come away with Sixers wing Matisse Thybulle, while Philadelphia will get McDaniels, the Knicks’ 2024 second-round pick (from Charlotte), and the Trail Blazers’ 2029 second-round pick.