76ers waive Ignas Brazdeikis two weeks after acquiring him from the Knicks

The Philadelphia 76ers have waived Ignas Brazdeikis, the team confirmed on Thursday — clearing room on their 15-man roster.

The 22-year-old forward joined the Sixers, along with point guard George Hill, at the March 25 trade deadline as part of a three-team deal with the Knicks and Thunder. The Sixers sent two second-round picks (2025 and 2026) and center Tony Bradley to the Thunder in the deal and packaged center Vincent Poirier and shooting guard Terrance Ferguson, along with several second-round picks, to the Knicks. The Knicks also traded Austin Rivers to the Thunder as part of the deal.

The move didn’t come as a surprise, as the Sixers didn’t seem to specifically target Brazdeikis in the deal, hence why they included the Thunder to make the trade happen.

Brazdeikis was initially selected with the 47th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings, following a standout 2018-19 season at Michigan. He was acquired by the Knicks in a draft-night trade.

The Lithuanian-born forward played in j13 games with the Knicks but mostly played for the team’s G-league affiliate in Westchester. Brazdeikis averaged 20.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 34.1 minutes per game with Westchester in the 2020-21 season.

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