Sixers Acquire Three Players From Sacramento
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – JULY 10, 2015 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced they have acquired 21-year-old guard Nik Stauskas (STOUS-kiss), veteran forwards Carl Landry and Jason Thompson, a future first round pick, and the rights to swap first round picks in 2016 and 2017 from Sacramento in exchange for the rights to 2015 second round draft picks Arturas Gudaitis and Luka Mitrovic.
Stauskas was the eighth overall pick by Sacramento in the 2014 NBA Draft and appeared in 73 games as a rookie for the Kings last season, shooting 42% from 3-point range over his final 22 games. As a sophomore at Michigan in 2013-14, Stauskas earned numerous All-American honors and was named Big 10 Player of the Year. During his two seasons with the Wolverines, Stauskas averaged over two 3-pointers made on 44% shooting
Landry was originally the 31st overall pick by Seattle in the 2007 NBA Draft. In eight NBA seasons, he has appeared in 477 games with 81 starts, averaging 11 points and five rebounds in 23 minutes per game while shooting 53% from the floor.
Thompson was originally the 12th overall pick by Sacramento in the 2008 NBA Draft and has spent his entire career with the Kings. In seven NBA seasons, he has appeared in 541 of a possible 558 games with 405 starts, averaging nine points and seven rebounds while shooting 50% from the floor. Born in Mount Laurel, N.J., Thompson had his collegiate number retired by Rider University.