Sixers Waive Ignas Brazdeikis

10:13am: The Sixers have officially waived Brazdeikis, according to the team (Twitter link).

10:04am: The Sixers are waiving forward Ignas Brazdeikis, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). The move will create an opening on Philadelphia’s 15-man roster.

The 76ers acquired Brazdeikis at the March 25 trade deadline along with George Hill in a three-team, six-player trade with the Knicks and Thunder. The 22-year-old was included in that deal for roster and salary purposes and wasn’t thought to be a player Philadelphia was specifically targeting, so it doesn’t come as a major surprise that he’s being released.

Brazdeikis was originally selected with the 47th overall pick in 2019 and acquired by the Knicks in a draft-night trade. However, the Lithuanian failed to earn regular playing time in New York, appearing in just 13 games in a season-and-a-half with the team. He did play well in the G League, however, with 20.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, and 3.3 APG in 36 total appearances (33.7 MPG) for the Westchester Knicks.

Assuming Brazdeikis goes unclaimed on waivers, Philadelphia will remain on the hook for the rest of his $1.52MM salary this season, but won’t owe him any of his $1.78MM team option for 2021/22. If he becomes a free agent, the second-year forward would be eligible to sign with any team except the Knicks.

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6 thoughts on “Sixers Waive Ignas Brazdeikis

    • MoneyBallJustWorks

      hope the raptors take a look at him. may be slightly biased as a UofM fan but this guy has a place in the league and on a team like the raps who love to use their bench, could carve out a decent role

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    Iggy is a player. Definitely be a rotation guy. Being from Canada, Raptors should pick him up. Raptors develop better and are more patient with their young guys. Always liked him.

  2. formerlyz

    I could see a team needing shooting at the 4 giving him a look, especially if they have a strong defense around him. The dynamic around the league has somewhat changed after all the moves, but I could still arguably see Toronto making sense as well

    Liked him in summer league and training camp a couple of years ago. Plays hard, was skilled as well

    • PhillyPhan69

      Perhaps…but nothing out there now really moves the needle for us.

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