Magic Trade 25th Pick To Sixers

The Sixers acquired the rights to Orlando’s pick at No. 25 and used it to select Anzejs Pasecniks, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. Orlando will receive a 2020 first-rounder that originally belonged to the Thunder and the less favorable pick of the Nets’ and Knicks’ 2020 second-rounders, according to David Aldridge of TNT (Twitter link).

Pasecniks is a 7’2″ center out of Latvia who is a former teammate of Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis. He weighs just 226 pounds and will need to add bulk to be effective in the NBA, so he may have to spend at least one more season overseas.

Orlando came into tonight with four picks, but wound up with just Jonathan Isaac at No. 6, plus whomever it takes at No. 33. The 35th selection was traded to the Grizzlies in a separate deal.

The 2020 first-round pick headed to Orlando in the deal is top-20 protected in 2020, ’21, and ’22. If it doesn’t convey in one of those three years, Orlando would instead received the Thunder’s 2022 and 2023 second-round picks.

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6 thoughts on “Magic Trade 25th Pick To Sixers

  1. bewilderize

    Is this guy worth a future 1st round pick? At 25 they should have gotten someone who could contribute now.

    • Philly Fan

      The OKC pick is top 20 protected for the Thunder so there’s a good chance it won’t convert anyway

  2. HTBNM

    What the H are the 76ers doing ? Now they have 6 picks and too many Centers. Genius …

    • Out of place Met fan

      Not enough space in the rotation, they were looking for someone they could stash for a year or 2.

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