Tuesday February 23rd, 2016

A trade between the Hawks and 76ers that would have sent point guard Dennis Schroder to Philadelphia was close to being executed before the deadline, according to Philly.com. 

As their part of the deal, the 76ers would have sent shooting guard Nik Stauskas, point guard Ish Smith, current Denver Nugget JaKarr Sampson and a 2016 first-round pick. 

However, the deal hit a snag because the Hawks were not sure that they could re-sign Ish Smith, who becomes a free agent in the offseason.

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There is reportedly still a chance the deal could go through in the future. The teams are expected to revisit the trade before the draft. 

Schroder, 22, is averaging 11.2 points and 4.7 assists off the bench this season. The 76ers are said to be interested in offering him a max deal.

He is currently under contract through the 2016–17 season.

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