Philadelphia 76ers trade Al Horford to OKC Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are not done adding NBA Draft picks and the Philadelphia 76ers managed to shed Al Horford’s salary.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder will send Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson to the 76ers in exchange for Al Horford, a lightly-protected 2025 first-round pick, and the No. 34 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

The deal for the Thunder aligns with the long-term plan they have shown to be committed to executing— adding as many NBA Draft picks as possible. This was in exchange for taking on the bloated bad contract the 76ers handed out to Horford.

Getting Horford’s contract off their books was a pivotal priority for the 76ers to properly configure their salary cap spending. Now, Tobias Harris will slot full-time at the power forward spot with Joel Embiid manning the middle at the center position.

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Being able to land a ‘3-and-D’ guard in Danny Green to provide a complementary impact on an expiring deal is intriguing for the 76ers. He brings a far more cohesive complementary impact alongside Ben Simmons compared to what Horford brought to the table.

This deal appears to be highly mutually beneficial for both the Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers. It’s clear the Thunder are building for the long-term while the 76ers are able to cohesively build around their key players.

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