Here’s a breakdown of the deals that took place Wednesday:
Atlanta Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova
The Atlanta Hawks got veteran stretch 4 Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers along with a future second-round pick in exchange for center Tiago Splitter and draft considerations.
The Hawks add frontcourt depth in Ilyasova, while the 76ers free up minutes for rookie Dario Saric, who has been playing well of late.
Ilyasova, acquired early in the season from the Oklahoma City Thunder, started 40 of the 53 games he played in Philly, and averaged 14.8 points and 5.9 rebounds in 26.9 minutes per game on .438/.355/.768 shooting.
Even throwing in his three cameo appearances with OKC, his 14.3 points per game were on pace for a career high, but it’s doubtful he’ll get the minutes in Atlanta to keep that up.
Splitter has not played this season and remains sidelined with a hamstring strain. In other words, he’s a prototype Sam Hinkie-era big man for the 76ers.
Wizards bolster bench with Bogdanovic
The Washington Wizards added some punch for their NBA-worst bench by picking up wing Bojan Bogdanovic and big man Chris McCullough from the Brooklyn Nets, sending power forward Andrew Nicholson and 2-guard Marcus Thornton with a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick the other way.
Bogdanovic has started 54 of 55 games this season, averaging 14.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 26.9 minutes per game on .440/.357/.874 shooting. McCullough had played in just 14 games and averaged 5.1 minutes a game. He was the 29th overall pick from Syracuse in 2015 by the Nets after tearing an ACL as a freshman.
Nicholson was a bust in Washington as a free agent, averaging just 2.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game on .390/.188/.583 shooting. Thornton returns to Brooklyn, where he played at the end of 2013-14, after putting up 6.6 points in 17.4 minutes per game for the Wizards on .400/.350/.832 shooting.