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Pelicans finalize trade for Thunder's Steven Adams

The veteran center will team with Zion Williamson to form one of the most intimidating interior tandems in the league.

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Steven Adams has played his entire seven-year NBA career in Oklahoma City.

New Orleans has finalized a 4-team deal to acquire longtime Thunder center Steven Adams. The deal will also send guard Eric Bledsoe to New Orleans. Former All-Star Jrue Holiday is headed to Milwaukee in the deal.

Adams reportedly will sign a two-year, $37-million extension, per ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

The 27-year-old Adams averaged 10.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks for Oklahoma City last season. The 12th overall pick in the 2013 Draft, Adams has been a consistent interior presence even as the Thunder transitioned through Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul.

New Orleans would pair Adams with Zion Williamson, forming one of the most intimidating interior tandems in the league. The Pelicans must still address the restricted free agency of All-Star forward Brandon Ingram.


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