Al Horford sent to OKC against Danny Green, Thunder’s pick collection continues

Woj bomb! A little over two hours before the start of the 2020 Draft, the Thunder surely felt that they did not have enough picks at their disposal. Sam Presti took care of refueling despite a gauge that already exceeded the max when arriving at the pump and it is incidentally Al Horford who arrives in Oklahoma while Danny Green does the opposite.

What? Hold on, but since when was Daniel Vert a Thunder player? For those who have not followed everything, you have a good excuse because the president of OKC is always three moves ahead of everyone. You pity your opponents in chess, but that’s not really the point. So you may remember that Dennis Schröder was rumored to be rumored three days ago. More than corridor noise, his trade to the Lakers involving the 28th draft pick and Danny Green is just a matter of paperwork to sign and the players had already started to move their business. The recent NBA champion with Los Angeles will therefore be able to change his plane tickets to go directly to Philadelphia to play the X factor with the Sixers according to Adrian Wojnarowski. L’insider d’ESPN woke everyone up in the middle of their pre-Draft nap by announcing an exchange that makes sense for both franchises involved. We detail all this just below!

For Shakespeare’s friends, the Sixers have therefore released Al Horford, the rights of Vasilije Micic who is currently playing in Europe at Anadolu Efes as well as a first round 2025 and a second round of Draft which is none other than the pick 34 of 2020 against Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson. For his first trade at the head of the Philadelphia franchise, Daryl Morey does not hesitate to see the big picture, even if it means deconstructing the job of Elton Brand who has gone to number 2 since taking power. Bye bye Alain Horford and his XXL contract, the Sixers instead recover a pure shooter (2020 does not count), triple NBA champion and thus fill up with experience in addition to welcoming a young asset to be polished. For Danny Green, it’s a roller coaster, he who went from the Lakers to OKC and then to Philadelphia since Sunday. In the other camp too, we are rubbing our hands with the arrival of an appreciated veteran who will be able to bring a little spacing in the interior sector and especially two new draft choices to complete an already absolutely gigantic collection. A new masterstroke from Sam Presti who is already preparing the future of the franchise for the next 10 years with this third move since the opening of the transfer market with the trade of Chris Paul in Phoenix.

We can talk about a win-win deal between two teams who will not have the same goal at all next season. Al Horford is a small collateral damage but logically pays for a chubby contract signed in Philadelphia a year ago.

Text source: ESPN

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