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Report: Sixers closing in on trade for Pelicans guard Ish Smith

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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 16: Ish Smith #5 of the Philadelphia 76ers carries the ball against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter at TD Garden on March 16, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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The Sixers, who have arguably the worst guard rotation in the NBA, are closing in on a trade with the Pelicans that will land them journeyman point guard Ish Smith, who will be playing his second stint in Philadelphia. In return they are sending two second-round picks to New Orleans.

Via’s Marc Stein:

Smith has played for 10 teams in his six-year NBA career. He previously played 25 games with the Sixers last season, averaging 12 points and 6.1 assists in 27.1 minutes per game. He’s having a solid year with the Pelicans. This trade won’t change much for the Sixers, but he’s undeniably an upgrade over T.J. McConnell and Tony Wroten at point guard.

In fact, the Sixers released Wroten to create the roster spot for Smith.