The Brooklyn Nets are on the verge of trading forward Andrei Kirilenko to the Philadelphia 76ers, along with a 2020 second-round draft pick, cash, and the right to swap 2018 second-round picks for 76ers forward Brandon Davies, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Davies’s contract is non-guaranteed, and the Nets can structure the deal to ensure that they get a trade exception for the worth of Kirilenko’s contract, worth roughly $3.3 million. The deal will save the Nets roughly $13 million in luxury tax alone, depending on if they choose to keep Davies, or if they send out or sign for another player.
Davies, a 6’10” 23-year-old forward, has averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 19 minutes per game over 20 games this year, with an effective field goal percentage of 44.1.
Wojnarowski added that the Nets would likely send another “minor player,” likely Jorge Gutierrez, to Philadelphia in the deal, which is expected to be finalized tomorrow.
Kirilenko has been away from the team for personal reasons and has not played since November 13th, playing only 36 minutes over seven games. He is expected to be waived by Philadelphia.