This trade – which is Daryl Morey’s first as president of basketball operations for the 76ers – may be finalized after the Thunder’s earlier deal with the Los Angeles Lakers centered on Dennis Schroder’s trade for Green was done official Thursday.
Oklahoma City now owns the rights to 17 first-round picks through 2026, Tim Bontemps from ESPN Remarks.
Philadelphia no longer needs to pay off the rest of Horford’s heavy contract after the move. The veteran big man is expected to earn $ 81 million over the next three seasons, while Green and Ferguson will pocket $ 19.1 million combined in 2020-21.
After the 76ers signed him in free agency last offseason, Horford failed to put himself well alongside All-NBA center Joel Embiid in the team’s frontcourt. The 33-year-old averaged 11.9 points on a career-worst 45% shot.
Green shot 36.7 percent from long distance winning a championship with the Lakers last season, and Ferguson posted 3.9 points in 22.4 minutes per game for the Thunder in the 2019-20 campaign.