Philadelphia 76ers big man Trevor Booker understands that he may not finish the season where he is today.
That’s because Booker could have his contract bought out within the next couple of days — according to none other than Booker himself.
“I’ve talked to my agent,” Booker told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s a possibility. But I’m not worried about anything. Everything is going to work out the best for me.”
The Sixers are waiting to sign forward Ersan Ilyasova, who recently had his contract bought out by the Atlanta Hawks. Ilyasova merely needs to clear waivers first.
Meanwhile, Booker was part of a trade earlier this season centered on center Jahlil Okafor, shipped to the Brooklyn Nets.
Booker’s role in Philadelphia has been limited — with the 6-foot-8 power forward averaging 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 33 games (through Monday).
But Booker, 30, isn’t too worried.
“If I do get waived or bought out, whatever it is, I have a lot of teams interested in me,” he told the Inquirer.
If the Sixers sign Ersan Ilyasova (as has been reported), sources say that Philadelphia may waive Trevor Booker. Plenty of NBA teams, especially contenders, are monitoring that situation. If waived, Booker would receive plenty of interest as a free agent.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 26, 2018
Booker would be playoff-eligible for another roster as long as his contract is bought out by Wednesday evening.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs are believed to be among the teams that would consider adding Booker.