The Thunder, along with Paul George and Russell Westbrook, last year became the first team in NBA history to trade two reigning All-NBA players in the same summer Oklahoma City is in mode dismantling from
The Thunder have agreed in principle to trade Steven Adams to the Pelicans in a multi-team trade, sources at ESPN say OKC is returning – wait – future first-round and second-round picks
To be clear: Denver traded a 2023 protected first-round pick to New Orleans for RJ Hampton’s draft rights – and THIS 2023 pick heads to Oklahoma City as part of the Adams deal RJ Hampton remains a nugget
But do New Orleans want enough Adams to trade a first round and several second round players and take his salary of $ 27,528,088?
The Pelicans can’t just absorb this big (expiring) contract without sending a paycheck, anyway.So there are more elements of this trade – presumably negative value contracts in Oklahoma City Maybe this deal will be incorporated into the Jrue Holiday trade with Eric Bledsoe and / or George Hill heading to the Thunder (who would surely be looking to return another productive guard for even more choice)
In New Orleans, Adams will be a bad offensive game with Zion Williamson, choking the paint But until Williamson improves his inept defense, the Pelicans are enjoying plenty of clashes by pairing him with a cross in mind. defensive And until Williamson is healthy and conditioned enough to play the major minutes, New Orleans has ample opportunity to play Adams without Williamson
World News – United States – Report: Thunder Swaps Steven Adams to Pelicans