Sixers Complete Trade With Nets
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – DECEMBER 11, 2014 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced they have completed a trade with the Brooklyn Nets in which the Sixers acquire veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko, the Nets second round pick in 2020, guard Jorge Gutierrez and cash considerations in exchange for forward Brandon Davies. Additionally, the Sixers also receive the right to swap Cleveland’s second round pick in 2018 (which Philadelphia acquired during the offseason) with Brooklyn’s own second round pick that year.
Kirilenko is in 13th NBA season and was originally the 24th overall pick by Utah in the 1999 NBA Draft, spending his first 10 seasons with the Jazz. For his career, Kirilenko is averaging 12 points, six rebounds and three assists per game.
Gutierrez was eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft following his senior season at California. He was named the 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
Brooklyn signed Gutierrez on Mar. 6, 2014. He saw action in 15 games for the Nets over the remainder of the season and appeared in 10 games this season. Gutierrez was the fourth native of Mexico to play in the NBA.
In a related move, the Sixers waived Malcom Lee.