76ers trading Al Horford, picks to Thunder for Danny Green

76ers trading Al Horford, picks to Thunder for Danny Green

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The 76ers agreed to trade Horford to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Danny Green, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced.

Later on draft night, Morey and the Sixers also dealt Josh Richardson and the 36th pick of the draft to the Dallas Mavericks and acquired guard Seth Curry - coach Doc Rivers' son-in-law.

As part of the deal, Philadelphia will also be sending the 34th pick in Wednesday night's National Basketball Association draft, a lightly protected 2025 first-round pick and the draft rights to Serbian guard Vasilije Micic to Oklahoma City. "With Al Horford reportedly on his way to the Thunder, Adams could be on the move sooner than later". Green, 33, has one year remaining on a two-year, $30 million deal signed with Los Angeles in the 2019 offseason. Adams' numbers were down this past season, averaging 10.9 points and 9.3 rebounds in the regular season. He never fit in playing alongside franchise center Joel Embiid and was the biggest disappointment in a season that cost coach Brett Brown his job.

Horford is owed $81 million over the course of the next few seasons, so the Sixers have freed up considerable financial flexibility by unloading him on the rebuilding the Thunder.

The move will see Horford's huge $US109 million ($A149 million) deal off Phily's books and will give the Sixers some much needed shooting.

Over the past two offseasons, the Thunder have gained extensive draft assets in exchange for Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Schröder, Paul and now, Green. The Thunder now also own the rights to the 25th and 28th selections in Wednesday's draft.

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