Pelicans To Acquire Steven Adams From Thunder

Steve Adams has played his entire seven-year NBA career in Oklahoma City

Steve Adams has played his entire seven-year NBA career in Oklahoma City

But does New Orleans want Adams enough to trade a first-rounder and multiple second-rounders and take on his $27,528,088 salary?

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added the the transaction will be part of a larger deal that encompasses the Pelicans' pending trade of Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee.

During the early hours of Saturday morning, the New Orleans Pelicans and the Oklahoma City Thunder finalized a deal that would send Steven Adams to NOLA.

Adams is entering the final season of a four-year, $100 million extension with the Thunder in 2016.

In return for Adams, the Thunder are set to receive a 2023 first-round pick.

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The Pelicans have the required cap space to include Adams' sizeable contract on their books for the season ahead, though could still look to trade him to another interested party.

In addition, the Pelicans would have returned the 60th pick in the 2020 draft, which was acquired in 2019 for Nikola Mirotic, to Milwaukee.

Two highly-respected basketball writers in the U.S. tweeted on Saturday (NZ time) that Adams was being discussed as a multi-way trade piece which seems set to end his seven-year stay with the Thunder, who drafted the New Zealander in 2013. New Zealand Breakers guard Corey Webster also spent pre-season with the squad in the 2015.

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