Philadelphia’s dual big man experiment of Joel Embiid and Al Horford lasted just one season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the 76ers have agreed to trade Horford, a future first-round pick and the 34th overall pick of the 2020 Draft and the rights to Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic to Oklahoma City in exchange for guards Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson. The Thunder, per reports, have already agreed to acquire Green from the Lakers in exchange for Dennis Schroder.
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
Horford signed a multi-year deal with Philadelphia in 2019 after a three-year stint with Boston. The 34-year-old big man, however, did not provide the spark the 76ers hoped would push them over the top in the Eastern Conference. The five-time All-Star averaged 11.9 points at a career-low 45% shooting clip last season before Philadelphia was ultimately swept out of the first round of the playoffs by Horford’s former team. Now, with new general manager Daryl Morey at the helm, the 76ers appear intent on surrounding Embiid and All-Star guard Ben Simmons with a more perimeter-oriented supporting cast.
Despite three years and over $80 million remaining on Horford’s contract, the Thunder will apparently take on the veteran big man while adding to an already historic cache of draft assets. Oklahoma City’s offseason makeover continues after trading Chris Paul to Phoenix earlier this week in exchange for multiple players and a future first-round pick. They also possess a bounty of future picks from the Clippers and Rockets after dealing Paul George and Russell Westbrook, respectively, last offseason.