Report: Clippers acquire Canadian Mfiondu Kabengele from Nets

Florida State's Mfiondu Kabengele (25) dunks over Murray State's Ja Morant (12) during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament. (Elise Amendola/CP/AP)

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.

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