Sixers are finalizing a trade to Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta for Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
feel bad for Ersan Ilyasova, the guy is now on his sixth team since 2015 (Bucks, Pistons, Magic, Thunder, 76ers, Hawks) , had he ever unpacked a suitcase? The good news is Ersan Ilyasova, who was having a great year for the Philadelphia 76ers, was traded to the likely playoff bound Atlanta Hawks where he should fit right into a key role. I guess the Philadelphia 76ers considered Ersan Ilyasova expendable, because he is an expiring contact who would not be retained as a free agent this summer, and they should get the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Ben Simmons back from injury soon which would mean minutes could be limited for Ersan Ilyasova going forward. The 76ers got an expiring contract in return in often injured big man Tiago Splitter, and two second round picks for their trouble, while the Hawks get a valuable rotation player for their playoff push.