Atlanta's own second rounder is owed to San Antonio as a top-55 protected pick this year, dating back to the Hawks' original acquisition of Splitter. They will return from the All-Star break in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind Toronto. The 76ers will also have swap rights for a future Hawks' second round pick, per USA Today.
"He's a high-character, proven veteran who we've liked for many years and believe fits well within our system, " said Hawks coach and president of basketball operations Mike Budenholzer in a statement released by the team.
Splitter is averaging 5.6 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game this season. Among the teams that have reportedly pulled off deals include the Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers as well as the Washington Wizards and the Brooklyn Nets.
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The trade is a minor one, as both players are on expiring deals. It becomes the second time this season Ilyasova has been traded, as he was acquired by Philadelphia from the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 1.
Splitter, who is earning $8.5 million, has not played this season due to hip and calf injuries.
It's definitely a weird trade but if the Sixers aren't planning to re-sign Ilyasova, it makes sense to ship him off for something rather than let him walk for nothing when the season ends.