ORLANDO -- An NBA source has confirmed that the 76ers have acquired Royce White and the rights to Furkan Aldemir in a trade with the Houston Rockets. The Sixers did not have to give up anything.
The Sixers are unable to discuss trades until the July moratorium, which teams aren't permitted to make trades or sign free agents, ends on July 10.
The source said the Sixers like Aldemir, a Turkish power forward/center who is playing professionally in Istanbul. The 6-foot-10, 240-pounder will stay overseas, at least for now.
The move enables the Rockets to get rid of White's $1.7 million contract for next season in order to give a maximum contract to free agent Dwight Howard, who agreed to sign with the Rockets on Friday.
The Sixers will likely use White's deal as an expiring contract.