According to Michael Scotto of the Athletic, the Sixers will waive Trevor Booker.
Philadelphia 76ers will waive forward Trevor Booker to clear a roster spot to sign forward Ersan Ilyasova, league sources told The Athletic.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) February 28, 2018
Booker is being waived to make space on the roster for the impending addition Ersan Ilyasova.
Booker was acquired on December 7th from the Brooklyn Nets is exchange for Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and a 2019 2nd round pick.
Given the options, I’m fine with waiving Booker. Someone on an expiring had to go, and the Sixers already have Amir Johnson and Richaun Holmes as backup bigs. But in the grand scheme, all of this is ultimately a reflection of Bryan Colangelo’s poor maneuvers. The Sixers essentially traded Okafor, Stauskas and a 2nd round pick for the ability to sign a bought-out Ersan Ilyasova. Aside from the trade to acquire Markelle Fultz, Colangelo has done nothing but add marginal-at-best talent to the Sixers, and in the case of Jerryd Bayless, tie up valuable cap space.
Bottom line: In a vacuum, inserting Ilyasova in Booker’s place makes the Sixers’ 2nd unit better by adding desperately needed shooting and floor-spacing.
UPDATE: Booker is heading to the Indiana Pacers.
Trevor Booker will sign a minimum deal with the Indiana Pacers for the remainder of the season, once he clears waivers, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 28, 2018