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Sixers trade No. 38 pick Khyri Thomas to Pistons; No. 39 Isaac Bonga reportedly to Lakers

Sixers trade No. 38 pick Khyri Thomas to Pistons; No. 39 Isaac Bonga reportedly to Lakers

Updated: Friday, 2:30 a.m.

The Sixers opened up their crop of second-round picks by opting for another trade.

The Sixers drafted Creighton guard Khyri Thomas and traded him to the Detroit Pistons for two future second-round picks.

They followed that up by selecting Isaac Bonga, a small forward from Germany, with the No. 39 choice. However, that pick had already agreed to be dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday in a transaction that netted the Sixers a 2019 second-round pick and cash, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski (see story).

“You go to 38 and we traded it. We got two seconds from Detroit,” Sixers head coach and interim general manager Brett Brown said. “You go to 39 and with Isaac, I can’t really comment on that until the end of the moratorium. You can read into that as you should.”

The Sixers also traded picks Nos. 56 and 60 to the Mavericks for the 54th selection, which ended up being SMU guard Shake Milton (6-6/207) (see story).

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Report: Sixers trade No. 39 pick to Lakers for 2019 2nd-rounder, cash

Report: Sixers trade No. 39 pick to Lakers for 2019 2nd-rounder, cash

The Sixers didn’t wait until draft night to start their wheeling and dealing.

According to a report Wednesday by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have traded the No. 39 pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 2019 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) and cash.

With the Sixers previously holding six total selections in Thursday’s 2018 NBA draft and 11 players already under contract for next season, the team was never going to be able to use all of its picks.

The Sixers now enter the draft with picks Nos. 10 and 26 in the first round and Nos. 38, 56 and 60 in the second round.

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Sixers tied for 3rd-best odds to land Spurs' Kawhi Leonard

Sixers tied for 3rd-best odds to land Spurs' Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard has reportedly made it clear he wants out of San Antonio.

Now let the speculation begin.

There will be plenty of teams lining up to acquire the All-Star swingman’s services. The Sixers, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics reportedly inquired about Leonard even before he expressed his desire to exit the Spurs.

So where will he end up? According to Las Vegas, Leonard may get the Hollywood ending he wanted all along.

Bovada’s odds of which team Leonard will play Game No. 1 of the 2018-19 season for have the Lakers in the lead at 5/7. 

The Celtics are next in line at 15/4.

How about the Sixers? They came in tied with the Spurs at 5/1 odds.

Any chance to land one of the best players in the game, the Sixers will certainly take.

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