TRADE: LA Clippers, Sacramento Kings Pull Off Deal

The Los Angeles Clippers, fresh off their James Harden trade, have now used one of the pieces they acquired and sent him to the Sacramento Kings. Center Filip Petrusev is on his way up the California coast. 

In return for sending the former Philadelphia 76ers center, plus cash, to the Kings, the Clippers receive  “minimum considerations”.

The 23-year-old Petrusev was a second-round pick of the Sixers in the 2021 NBA Draft, but hadn't gotten into a game with Philly until this season, when he played once for a mere three minutes. 

He spent the past couple of seasons playing in the EuroLeague with teams in Turkey, as well as playing for his home country Serbia in the FIFA Worlds. Over three years, he averaged 12.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in Europe. He played college basketball at Gonzaga. 

The Clippers have Ivica Zubac and Mason Plumlee as their two centers on the roster, and didn't feel that Petrusev would have much of a chance to get minutes. 

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