Sixers Acquire Ilyasova, First-Round Pick from OKC


PHILADELPHIA, PA - November 1, 2016 - Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today the team has acquired forward Ersan Ilyasova and a conditional first-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for forward Jerami Grant. 

“This is a unique deal that allows us to address both short term needs and longer term goals at the same time," Colangelo said. "Ersan will bring us much needed perimeter shooting, floor spacing and roster balance, while the acquisition of a future pick or picks should continue to drive our ability to generate future roster building options.”

“On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Jerami for his valuable contributions to our team and for always being the respectable and classy professional that he is.”

Over eight full NBA seasons, Ilyasova has appeared in 530 games (making 313 starts) and has averaged 11 points, six rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes per game, while shooting 37% from three-point range. He was among the top five in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage in back-to-back seasons, finishing second in 2011-12 (46%) and fourth in 2012-13 (45%). He has shot above 40% from field goal range in seven of his eight seasons in the league.   

Ilyasova has appeared in three games this season for the Thunder, posting averages of five points, five rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes per game.