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Former Sixers retail acquisition Ignas Brazdeikis lands with Orlando Magic

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When the NBA trading market quickly closed its doors in 2021, the Philadelphia 76ers entered into some negotiations to bolster the roster before heading into the final leg of the regular season and making the playoffs.

George Hill eventually became the Sixers’ most notable acquisition. Since Philly wanted to land a seasoned point guard with playoff experience, the Oklahoma City Thunder Guard made a lot of sense for the Sixers.

To make this deal, Philly got into a three-team deal involving the Thunder and the New York Knicks. After handing out Tony Bradley, Vincent Poirier, Terrance Ferguson and multiple second-round picks to each trade candidate, the 76ers landed OKC’s Hill and veteran striker Ignas Brazdeikis of the Knicks.

Many believed that the 76s like Porier and Ferguson would forego Brazdeikis before joining the 76s. But it didn’t work that way. After the 76ers returned from a six-game road trip, Brazdeikis joined the team, took part in a few drills, and even played in a game for the Sixers last month.

It wouldn’t be long, however, before the Sixers abandoned the young striker. Because Philly wanted a reliable stretch-four with more experience, the Sixers used Brazdeikis’ roster to sign Anthony Tolliver on a 10-day contract. At this point, Tolliver is signing his second 10-day deal and intends to stay with the Sixers for the remainder of the season.

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