Report: Sixers Trade Al Horford to Thunder for Danny Green
Daryl Morey has officially made his first move as a member of the Sixers' front office. According to ESPN's Adrain Wojnarowski, the Sixers have agreed to send Al Horford, a first-round pick, and a second-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson.
The report has been confirmed by our Paul Hudrick from 973espn.com.
After a rough season with the Sixers and serious questions about fit, the Al Horford experiment will now be coming to an end. They will be receiving an established three-and-D wing in Danny Green, and a young athletic wing in Ferguson in return.
This move gives the Sixers a lot of flexibility down the road. Although Green is due 15 million dollars next season, he will be a free agent next offseason. Ferguson is also a light cap hit with the potential of being more than a rental as he will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season.
Adding Green gives the Sixers the floor spacer they have missed since the departure of JJ Redick. Last season Green shot 36.7% from deep on close to five attempts a game. His catch and shoot numbers from three are about the same, making him a great fit on the floor with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Ferguson is more of a raw talent, but could show some upside. His 6'6 190 lbs frame will give the Sixers another wing off the bench who can come in and defend. He is not best outside shooter, but he should defend and run the floor well. Last season for the Thunder he averaged 3.9 PPG playing around 22 minutes a night.
Morey has now checked off the biggest box on his offseason checklist trading Al Horford. With the 21st and three second picks still in play, it will be interesting to see what else Morey can pull off.