As Daryl Morey's first big move for Philadelphia, Al Horford's mega-contract has been offloaded to a rebuilding Thunder team continuing to stockpile picks. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal.
Woj reported that the first-round pick won't manifest until the 2025 draft as a lightly protected one, while the Thunder also acquired the 34th pick in Wednesday night's draft. In exchange, Oklahoma City is sending guards Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson to the 76ers. The Sixers are also sending the rights to Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic to the Thunder.
A year after Horford's signed a four-year, $109 million contract for the Sixers, the Thunder emerged as the team willing to undertake that massive financial burden to collect more assets in the draft. Meanwhile, for the Sixers Morey garners a much-needed shooter in newly crowned Lakers champion shooting guard Green while creating some cap flexibility.
As with every year, trades made on draft night will have to wait to be finalized by the league office. Philadelphia will select for Oklahoma City at the 34th pick - their third of the night as they also hold the No. 25 and No. 28 picks.