Update: To be clear: Denver traded
a 2023 protected first-round pick to New Orleans for the draft
rights to RJ Hampton --- and THAT 2023 pick is headed thru to
Oklahoma City in the Adams deal. RJ Hampton remains a
The Thunder have agreed in principle to trade Steven Adams to the Pelicans as part of a multi-team trade, sources tell ESPN. OKC is getting back -- wait for it -- future first-round pick and second-round picks.
ANALYSIS: With Steven Adams now on his way to the Pelicans, the Thunder have completely dismantled their roster and will almost look unrecognizable next year. Sam Presti has been very active this offseason and seems to have one goal in mind; accumulate draft picks.
The Thunder will have an unreal number of draft picks in the coming years as they have entered full on rebuild mode. Steven Adams will head to the Pelicans and provide New Orleans with a veteran rim protector and will likely join Zion Williamson in the Pelican’s starting front court.