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Report: Sixers waive Trevor Booker to sign Ersan Ilyasova, Booker to Pacers

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Rob Carr

This has been expected for a while, a number of teams around the NBA have been waiting for it, but now it looks like it’s about to become official.

Trevor Booker is about to be out in Philly, agreeing to a buyout to make room for Ersan Ilyasova. Michael Scotto of The Athletic had it first, it has since been confirmed by others.

A number of playoff teams have been waiting on Booker to be waived, but the Pacers are going to land him, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

The Pacers could use some forward depth heading into the postseason, and Booker will bring some intensity to the Pacers’ bench.

Booker started his season in Brooklyn but came to Philly as part of the Jahlil Okafor trade. With the Sixers, the 6'8" forward has been what should be expected of him: a solid 15 minutes a night, bringing intensity on both ends, and averaging 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. However, he cannot space the floor as a shooter and with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid getting heavy minutes heading into the postseason, the Sixers need more shooting. That makes Booker expendable to make room for Ilyasova.

And the Pacers could use a guy like Booker.