BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

76ers send Jerami Grant to Thunder for Ersan Ilyasova and an NBA Draft pick

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, of Germany,has the ball slapped away from his control by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Ersan Ilyasova, of Turkey, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, of Germany,has the ball slapped away from his control by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Ersan Ilyasova, of Turkey, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Ersan Ilyasova to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jerami Grant.

The Thunder announced the deal in a statement Tuesday.

The 76ers also will get a protected draft pick while the Thunder will get a trade exception, reducing the team’s salary cap.

Trading Ilyasova helps Oklahoma City save money, an important factor since the team just signed center Steven Adams and guard Victor Oladipo to extensions.

Grant was a second-round pick in 2014. The 6-foot-8 small forward averaged 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds last season.

The Thunder acquired Ilyasova in the deal that sent Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic in the offseason. The 6-foot-10 power forward from Turkey has career averages of 10.6 points and 6.0 rebounds. He’s a career 36.9 percent 3-point shooter.

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