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Sixers Reportedly Acquire Nik Stauskas And Picks In Salary Dump Trade With Kings

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Stauskas?! STAUSKAS!

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You know how the Sixers have salary cap flexibility and could use that to acquire players on salary dumps? Well - the Sixers just used a whole lot of it to get a prospect they were long-rumored to have coveted, and is option number 6 on our post here. The Sixers acquired Nik Stauskas at a hefty (on the surface) cost. Via Adrian Wojnarowski:

No word on the international player as of yet. Jason Thompson and Carl Landry combine for about $13 million in salary for the upcoming season and play as bigs, which makes you wonder if either will be around for long. Thompson is a Camden native.

Stauskas struggled in his rookie season for a dysfunctional Kings team but was the eighth overall pick in a deep draft (though, admittedly, that was higher than most projections. We'll have more on this soon, but let's welcome Sauce Castillo to Philly.

ZACH LOWE UPDATE:

There might be more to the deal.

UPDATE 2: Good Lord What Has Hinkie Done