ORLANDO - The 76ers have acquired Royce White and the rights to Furkan Aldemir in a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to an NBA source.
According to the source, the Sixers essentially gave up nothing in return.
The Sixers are unable to discuss trades until the July moratorium, during which teams aren't permitted to make trades or sign free agents, ends on Wednesday.
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 and give a maximum contract to free agent Dwight Howard, whom they were still pursuing.