Report: Sixers Send Ersan Ilyasova to the Hawks

Make it five teams in less than two years for Ersan Ilyasova.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded the stretch forward Wednesday night to the Atlanta Hawks for Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, according to The Vertical.

Ilyasova, who was acquired by the Sixers along with a future first-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in November for Jerami Grant, averaged 14.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. With his ability to knock down shots and spread the floor, Ilyasova proved to be a better fit playing with Joel Embiid than Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel. Embiid had more space to operate with on the offensive end. Okafor and Noel clogged the paint. Noel and Embiid, however, make a very formidable duo on the defensive end due to their rim protection and ability to guard the perimeter.

The 29-year-old James Franco lookalike is a free agent at the end of the season.


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