Pelicans To Acquire Steven Adams From Thunder

Ruben Hill
November 21, 2020

"New Orleans and Milwaukee are expanding the original Jrue Holiday trade to include more teams and players, including the routing of Steven Adams to the Pelicans, sources tell ESPN".

Adams is reported to be involved in a trade deal which would send him from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Adams, 27, is heading to New Orleans in exchange for a protected first-round pick and two future picks, according to sources.

In return for Adams, the Thunder are set to receive a 2023 first-round pick.

The deal involves a number of details that remain up in the air and is not yet finalized, Wojnarowski adds.

Under the original deal, Milwaukee would have sent New Orleans a package that included Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and three first-round picks (a 2020 first from IN and unprotected firsts IN 2025 and 2027) IN exchange for Holiday, sources said.

Adams has spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Thunder since he was drafted in 2013, playing 530 regular season and 59 playoff games, but with the Thunder rebuilding their roster for the future with an emphasis on collecting draft picks, Adams - and his US$27.5 million contract for the upcoming 2020-21 season - has become less valuable. Moving on from Adams would be a further exodus of experience from the now rebuilding Thunder, with Danilo Gallinari agreeing to terms with the Atlanta Hawks earlier in the day and Chris Paul being traded to Phoenix.

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