True To Atlanta: Atlanta Hawks Acquire Ersan Ilyasova From The Philadelphia 76ers

February 23, 2017 0

The Atlanta Hawks are making moves as the 2016-17 NBA trade deadline approaches. The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has acquired forward Ersan Ilyasova in exchange for Tiago Splitter, Miami’s protected 2017 second-round draft pick and the right to swap the lesser of Philadelphia’s 2017 second-round picks with Atlanta’s own 2017 second-round pick, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer.

“We are excited to welcome Ersan, and his family, to the Atlanta Hawks. He’s a high-character, proven veteran who we’ve liked for many years and believe fits well within our system,” Budenholzer said. “We also want to thank Tiago for his contributions on and off the court. We wish him all the best in the future.”

In his ninth NBA season, Ilyasova has played in 583 career regular season games (353 starts), averaging 11.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 24.4 minutes. He’s seen action in 17 playoff contests and has averaged 9.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 24.5 minutes.

The native of Eskisehir, Turkey was the 36th overall pick by Milwaukee in the 2005 NBA Draft. He will wear uniform No. 7.Stay tuned to HHS1987 for more NBA trade news. Follow @eldorado2452 on Twitter and Instagram for all your Atlanta Hawks, NBA and sports news.

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