PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) -- Daryl Morey is wasting no time making some big moves. A year after the Philadelphia 76ers signed Al Horford to a four-year, $97 million deal, he is now being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with a first- and second-round pick, for guard Danny Green, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
According to Wojnarowski, the Sixers are sending a protected 2025 first-round pick and the 34th overall pick in tonight's draft. The Thunder are also sending forward Terrance Ferguson to the Sixers.
The Sixers hold the 21st overall pick in the first round in tonight's draft. They also hold picks 36, 49, and 58 in the second round.
The 76ers traded Horford more than a year after he was considered a ballyhooed free-agent signing away for their rival Boston Celtics. Horford was a flop in the first season of a four-year contract worth $97 million and lost his starting spot late in the season. The Thunder are the on hook for Horford's $27.5 million this season. He averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in his lone season with the Sixers. He never fit in playing alongside franchise center Joel Embiid and was the biggest disappointment in a season that cost coach Brett Brown his job.
Horford lost his starting spot late in the season and didn't appear to fit in with the franchise moving forward under Rivers. The Sixers get major cap flexibility by taking Green with just $15 million and one more season left on his deal.
In Green, they brought in a shooter they so desperately needed.
Green is also a three-time champion with the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers.
The Sixers are also involved in trade rumors involving Zach LaVine and Bradley Beal.
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