Sixers Acquire Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson From Kings
The Sixers and Kings have agreed to a deal that would send Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, and Nik Stauskas to Philadelphia, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Per Wojnarowski, the Sixers are expected to send the Kings the rights to overseas players in return.
The 76ers also received a first-round pick from the Kings and have swap rights with Sacramento in the first round of two other drafts according to Zach Lowe from Grantland.
The key to the deal is getting a shooter like Stauskas, he was the eighth pick in the draft last year but didn't really have much of an impact in his rookie season with the Kings. The 76ers have some serious depth issues at guard, so Stauskas should be able to get on the floor right away. He was scheduled to play for the Kings summer league team after averaging 4.4 points on 36.5 percent shooting, including 32.2 percent from downtown.
Thompson is another interesting piece in the deal, the 6-11 veteran adds even more size to the Sixers and could mean the Thomas Robinson will not be back with the team. The former 12th overall pick in the draft, Thompson is a Mount Laurel, NJ native who average 6.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 81 games with the Kings.
Landry is likely going to miss the start of the year due to wrist surgery back in June, but is no lock to make the team. The power forward would be part of a very crowded frontcourt the Sixers have assembled with Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and now Jason Thompson all battling for playing time.
So what are the Sixers giving up?
Remember those second round picks from this years draft? The Kings will receive Arturas Gudaitis and Nikola Mitrovic, these two guys were picked 47th and 60th in the draft for a guy who went eighth in the draft just last year. Yeah, those guys are going to Sacramento some day...
Classic example of a desperate team, caving in at a desperate time and totally taking advantage of them at a weak moment. The Sixers essentially got the No. 8 overall pick from last year's draft, two players and a first rounder for two second round picks - amazing.
Even if the deal doesn't end up working out for the Sixers, they essentially gave up nothing to take a chance on Stauskas.
(Listen to Sixers insider Derek Bodner discuss the Sixers trade)