REPORT: Sixers trade Al Horford to Thunder for Danny Green, two draft picks
Danny Green is on the move again as the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a trade sending Al Horford to the Sooner State.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Horford, 34, and two draft picks were traded by the Sixers to the Thunder in exchange for veteran shooting guard Danny Green.
The Sixers are sending a lightly-protected 2025 first-round pick and the 34th overall pick in tonight's draft, sources tell ESPN. The Thunder are also sending Terrance Ferguson to the Sixers with Green. https://t.co/sDCfPo4T4L
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020
Green was just acquired by the Thunder this week in the trade that sent point guard Dennis Schröder to the Los Angeles Lakers. Green won a championship alongside Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the 2020 Finals after winning rings with the Toronto Raptors in 2019 and San Antonio Spurs in 2014.
In addition to Green, the Thunder are sending the Sixers Terrance Ferguson and Philly gives OKC the rights to Serbian guard Vasilije Micic, per ESPN.
The draft picks the Sixers are sending the Thunder include a protected 2025 first-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick (the 34th overall selection tonight), according to Woj.
The Thunder have loaded up on draft picks as they rebuild. Last season they acquired picks with All-Star point guard Chris Paul and still made the playoffs, bowing out in a contested, seven-game first-round series against the Houston Rockets.
OKC then traded Paul to the Phoenix Suns just a day ago, acquiring more picks. This is clearly the ethos for general manager Sam Presti as the team begins to rebuild from the Russell Westbrook era.
The Sixers, meanwhile, get rid of the albatross of power forward/center Al Horford’s contract. Horford simply did not fit alongside All-Star center Joel Embiid in Philadelphia.