The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired Canadian forward Mfiondu Kabengele, the No. 27 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for a 2020 first-rounder and the No. 56 pick, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Kabengele is a Burlington, Ont., native who led Florida State in scoring last season (13.2 points per game) despite coming off the bench.
He is the nephew of basketball hall-of-famer Dikembe Mutombo and will join a Clippers team that also features a Canadian point guard in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
The 21-year-old is the fourth Canadian taken in the 2019 NBA Draft, matching the record set in 2014 for the most Canucks selected in an NBA Draft.