NBA Rumors: Sixers trade Al Horford, draft picks to Thunder

Justin Leger
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Report: Sixers trade Horford, draft picks to Thunder originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder reportedly have worked out a major deal ahead of Wednesday night's NBA Draft.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers are sending Al Horford, a first-round draft pick and a second-rounder to OKC for Danny Green.

Though it's a hefty price for the 76ers, it rids them of Horford's disastrous contract. Philly signed the ex-Boston Celtic to a four-year, $109 million deal in the summer of 2019.

Horford, 34, averaged 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds through 67 games in 2019-20. Green figures to be a much better fit in Philly as a solid shooter joining Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Co.

As for the Thunder, they now have 17 first-round picks over the next six drafts.