Sixers send Ilyasova to Hawks for Splitter

Posted February 26, 2017

Ersan Ilyasova has been traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Tiago Splitter and a second round pick, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 6-foot-10 Ilyasova is expected to add scoring punch to Atlanta's front line as the Hawks attempt to improve their playoff position. While reports have yet to indicate what second rounders are to be included, Atlanta now owns the Brooklyn Nets' and the Miami Heat's second rounders for this year and the Washington Wizards' second-round selection in 2019.

The Hawks also will send Philadelphia a protected second-round draft pick.

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Hawks coach and president of basketball operations Mike Budenholzer said in a statement, "We are excited to welcome Ersan, and his family, to the Atlanta Hawks".

Splitter is averaging 5.6 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game this season. Ilyasova has provided Philadelphia with pretty consistent offensive numbers, averaging 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, but with how Dario Saric has been playing, the move makes sense.

This'll mark the second time Ilyasova will be moved this season after the Sixers acquired him early on from Oklahoma City for Jerami Grant and the fifth time overall in the last 20 months.

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Splitter has been plagued by injuries over the past two seasons and has not played this season due to a calf injury.

Ilyasova will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

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