With the offseason underway and next season only a few weeks away, movement around the league is starting to get amped up. Every team is exploring options to make their roster better, which has led to massive NBA trade rumors. The reigning champions LA Lakers recently traded Danny Green to the OKC Thunder for Dennis Schröder. However, Danny Green's career in Oklahoma City might have ended before it even started.
NBA Trade Rumors: Daryl Morey's first move in the 76ers was trading Al Horford for Danny Green
ESPN NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski recently dropped a 'Woj Bomb' when he mentioned that the Philadelphia 76ers are trading Al Horford to the OKC Thunder for Danny Green.
The complete deal includes the Philadelphia 76ers trading away Al Horford, a 2025 first-round pick, the No. 34 pick in Wednesday's draft and the draft rights to Vasilije Micić. In return, OKC will send Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson who started 112 games for the Thunder over the last two seasons.
Vasilije Micic is a 26-year-old guard from Serbia and is regarded as one of Europe's top point guards. He averaged 15 points per game for his team Anadolu Efes but his agent had previously said that he will stay in Europe for the 2020-21 season instead of joining the NBA.
The trade cannot become official until Green's trade from the Lakers to the Thunder is completed. That deal was agreed to in principle on Monday and can be finalized after Wednesday's NBA Draft.
The Philadelphia 76ers desperately need shooters on their roster, primarily "3-and-D" players and their trade for Danny Green would improve their title chances significantly. It also frees up cap space for the next few seasons as Horford is due $81 million through 2022-23 while Green is entering the last year of his contract.
From OKC's side, they get a veteran and locker room leader in Horford who can help fill that void that was created with Chris Paul's departure. They also receive an early second-round pick and will now have three of the top 34 picks in Wednesday's draft (No. 25, No. 28, No. 34).Published 19 Nov 2020, 05:09 IST