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OKC Thunder enriched draft pick banks for the NBA tournament this season

This is the great success of 76ers and when the new professional president Daryl Morey. Besides, Oklahoma City Thunder was richer with a huge number of picks. Thus, Al Horford’s time at Philadelphia 76ers lasted only one season.

According to reputable journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers traded Al Horford with a first-round pick in 2025 and the 34th pick at NBA Draft 2020 to Oklahoma City Thunder. In return, they have veteran pitcher and NBA champion Danny Green alongside energetic young striker Terrance Ferguson.

Al Horford and the contract of more than 100 million dollars were successfully discarded by the Philadelphia 76ers. At least Al Horford has been in Philadelphia for 76ers for a season. To Danny Green, you’ve been just a part of Oklahoma City Thunder for a few days.

Green was traded from the Lakers to Thunder earlier this week after the exchange brought Dennis Schroder to Los Angeles. With the Philadelphia 76ers deal, Oklahoma City Thunder enriched their “pick bank” with two more options at the NBA Draft, an invaluable asset for a team looking to rebuild a formation like OKC.

It is not yet clear whether Al Horford will stay in Thunder or will he continue to be placed on the table by the team.

Oklahoma City Thunder has a total of 17 first-round picks in the next 7 years

This is the first deal made by Mr. Daryl Moray since he officially became the new professional chairman of the Philadelphia 76ers. With Danny Green, Sixers will have a veteran satellite thrower revolving around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons duo, helping the team get closer to the goal of winning the championship.

Oklahoma City Thunder has a total of 17 first-round picks in the next 7 years

Green has 3 times to win the championship with 3 different teams are San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Lakers. In all three trophy wins, he played an important role in the team. He is also a perfect player for the hope of competition of 76ers when he has exactly 1 year on his contract (salary of 15 million USD / season).

Besides, the Philadelphia 76ers were able to push Al Horford and a giant contract (4 years, 109 million dollars) to another team without having to give up too many players or picks. This is considered the first major success Mr. Morey has with his new position at Philly, the perfect start after a rowdy farewell to the Houston Rockets and China-related issues.

NBA 2020/21 will end in July before the Tokyo Olympics kicks off

The sudden change of the Football Association after the negotiations helped speed up the approval process for the NBA’s new season.

Just a few days after speaking out, the NBA Players Association (NBPA) changed its attitude and agreed with the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčopening the season on December 22. The new season will feature 72 matches and end in July before the Tokyo Olympics kicks off. After the new NBA season being postponed for a long time, it finally kicks off.

One of the reasons the NBPA changed its mind was the meeting between the top players with CEO Michele Roberts. Previously, the players said that 2 months of rest between the two seasons was not enough to restore fitness. However, Roberts convinced the players to vote yes.

The Christmas series will be a boost in ratings for the NBA

With the current schedule, the NBA will still have games for Christmas, and a 72-game season could end in the summer. This plan could bring 500 million – 1 billion USD in revenue for the tournament as well as the players.

Initially, the athletes wanted to push the start of the season to the end of January, early February 2021. However, that would cause the end of the season to coincide with the Olympics and the NFL, leading to television ratings as well as revenue decline.

Meanwhile, no one wants to cut the season short to 50-60 games because the television rights will decrease, directly affecting the players’ pocket money.

Currently, NBPA and the NBA Organizing Committee are promoting negotiations on when to open the free transfer market. The players want to push this deadline as close to the NBA Draft as possible, because the teams will focus on December 1.

Many financial questions are still waiting to be resolved

Also, the players and the organizers are negotiating financial issues. It is expected that the negotiations will last until the end of next week. Once the two sides agree, the NBA will open up the transfer market, allowing teams to trade.

The biggest obstacle right now is the wage trust ratio. The bosses want to withhold 25% of the players’ wages this season like the end of last season to relieve the financial pressure, while the players only accept the maximum number of 18%.

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