Sixers Acquire Latvian Center Anzejs Pasecniks in Trade Up to No. 25

Updated: Friday, 12:10 a.m.

The Sixers on Thursday traded for the No. 25 overall pick, Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks.

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The Sixers traded the 2020 top-20 protected pick they acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jerami Grant this past season, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe. The Sixers have a crowded roster and will likely stash the 7-foot-2 Pasecniks overseas while he develops.

Pasecniks weighs in at just 229 pounds, so his goal will be to gain strength to compete with NBA bigs. The 21-year-old Pasecniks is an athletic 7-foot-2 big that played on the Latvian national team with the Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis.

He spent last season overseas in the Liga ACB in Spain. Playing in the league's toughest division, his stats aren't overwhelming: 7.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in just 15.5 minutes a game.

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