Thunder May Ship Steven Adams to Pelicans in Multi-Crew Commerce
The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans are in severe talks concerning a possible Steven Adams transfer, Shams Charania of The Athletic stories.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski provides that the Adams acquisition might come by increasing upon the still-not-finalized Jrue Vacation swap with Milwaukee earlier this week.
The addition of Adams would fill a niche within the Pelicans’ rotation created by Derrick Favors’ choice to return to Utah.
It’s unclear what New Orleans can be parting with in return for the massive man, owed $27.5 million in 2020-21, however Wojnarowski provides that it’ll embody future draft picks. Adams averaged 10.9 factors and 9.three rebounds per recreation for the Thunder in 2019-20.
The information comes amid a hearth sale of Thunder gamers. Oklahoma Metropolis common supervisor has already offloaded Dennis Schroder and Chris Paul from final yr’s playoff crew and Danilo Gallinari has left for Atlanta by way of free company.
With Adams on board, the Pelicans would be capable of slot him in on the 5 subsequent to Zion Williamson. Favors and Jaxson Hayes manned the place in 2019-20.
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