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Sixers trade with Nets becomes official

The 76ers acquired Andrei Kirilenko, Jorge Gutierrez and a 2020 second-round pick from the Nets.

ATLANTA – It's official.

The 76ers acquired Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko, point guard Jorge Gutierrez, a 2020 second-round pick and cash considerations in exchange for Brandon Davies on Thursday.  The Sixers also received the right to swap 2018 second-round draft picks with the Nets.

With the addition of Gutierrez, the Sixers waived reserve point guard Malcolm Lee. Lee was called up from the Delaware 87ers, their NBA Development League team on Dec. 5. He missed his lone shot attempt in  two minutes, 1 second of action in Wednesday's setback to the Atlanta Hawks. That was his only action in his three games with the team.

The Sixers are expected to waive Kirilenko. The 13-year veteran returned to practice Dec. 2 after being away from the Nets for personal reasons. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Russian, who fell out of favor with Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins, is averaging just 5.1 minutes per game.

Gutierrez, a second-year veteran, averaged 1.7 points while making 10 appearances for the Nets this season.

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