Philadelphia 76ers Waive New Addition Ignas Brazdeikis

PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 07: Shirts line the seats of the Wells Fargo Center for fans before the Eastern Conference Semifinal Game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers on May 07, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia 76ers are waiving new addition Ignas Brazdeikis whom they acquired in the three-way-deal with the Thunder and Knicks.

According to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania, after only a couple of weeks with the team, the Philadelphia 76ers have decided to part ways with forward Ignas Brazdeikis.

The Sixers acquired Brazdeikis in a move that sent Terrance Ferguson and Vincent Poirier and a second-round pick to the New York Knicks. The deal also involved the Knicks sending Austin Rivers to the Thunder (who was quickly waived), and it most importantly landed the Sixers George Hill (in exchange for Tony Bradley and three more second-round picks).

It initially seemed that Brazdeikis was just a body to be moved in the deal, which this move has now confirmed.

The Canadian forward never had much of a shot of sticking around considering what little he’s done so far in his career and where the Sixers are as a franchise. He played merely one game, a blowout loss against the Grizzlies, in which he missed all three of his shots from the field.

Ignas Brazdeikis has enjoyed a solid G League career so far, but that hasn’t translated to NBA success. Hopefully, he is able to find that at his next career spot.

The Sixers are now left with an open roster spot, and the question is begging to be asked, who will fill that spot? There aren’t too many impressive players left on the open market, but there might be a few players out there who can give the Philadelphia 76ers just enough punch to increase their playoff push.