Alex Kennedy: If the Sixers sign Ersan Ilyasova (as has been reported), sources say that Philadelphia may waive Trevor Booker. Plenty of NBA teams, especially contenders, are monitoring that situation. If waived, Booker would receive plenty of interest as a free agent.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has requested waivers on forward Ersan Ilyasova, it was announced today.
Shams Charania: Sources: Ersan Ilyasova has agreed to a contract buyout with the Hawks, clearing way for him to sign with the 76ers as a free agent.
Ersan Ilyasova and the Hawks have been discussing a buyout over the past several days, and Atlanta has been eager to allow Ilyasova to join a playoff team and contend down the stretch of the season. Ilyasova has considered several possibilities with playoff teams, including Philadelphia, Golden State, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Toronto.
Sam Amick: Milwaukee and Toronto among possibilities for an Ersan Ilyasova landing spot once Hawks buyout is complete, but sense is it could open to other teams too.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has re-signed forward Ersan Ilyasova, it was announced today by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Ersan is a versatile and skilled big man who impacts the game on both ends of the floor,” Schlenk said. “He was a good fit in Coach Bud’s system, and we’re glad we were able to retain him.”
Shams Charania: Free agent Ersan Ilyasova has agreed to a one-year, $6M deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.
KL Chouinard: Ersan Ilyasova said that he was unsure about playing for national team of Turkey, especially with his pending free agency.
When he was asked this weekend about the possibility of re-signing with the Sixers, Ilyasova gave the impression that he wants to be more than a stopgap player. The 6-foot-10 power forward will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. "I like the team," said Ilyasova, 29, a ninth-year veteran. "I like the way we play. I see a bright future with this team. There are small things we have to adjust . . . later, and I think we will be right in the top eight of the playoff teams." Ilyasova talked as if he's going to be here. The Sixers are delighted with his performance and he s fitting in well in the locker room.
January 25, 2021 | 2:10 pm EST Update
Noah Levick: From Dwight Howard: -Thinks the keys for Joel Embiid are staying “humble and hungry” -Would like to play at least five more years -Prepares the same way when Embiid is questionable leading into a game; role is to “bring the pain,” he says with a smile
Kelly Iko: Silas says today was the first time that John Wall and Victor Oladipo shared the floor. Adds that it looked good for the first time. “They’re both willing to work with each other, they’re happy to be together.”
Oleh Kosel: Following today’s shoot-around, Josh Hart says that the Pelicans want to play with more pace in games, but they must be better defensively for that to become a reality. “Our defense has been terrible.”