Thunder acquire Jerami Grant from 76ers for Ersan Ilyasova, draft pick

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired Jerami Grant from the Philadelphia 76ers for Ersan Ilyasova and a conditional first-round draft pick.

Grant averaged career highs of 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Sixers last season and played in two games this season before the trade.

Ilyasova averaged 5.0 points and 5.3 rebounds so far for the Thunder this season after playing for the Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks the previous three seasons.

"This is a unique deal that allows us to address both short-term needs and longer-term goals at the same time," Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement. "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."

The Thunder will send a first-round pick in 2020 unless that selection falls within the top 20. In that case, Oklahoma City would send second-round picks in 2022 and 2023.