Along with Horford and the picks (reportedly a lightly-protected 2025 first-rounder and the 34th overall pick in Wednesday's draft), the Sixers are also sending the rights to 26-year-old Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic, who is considered one of Europe's top point guards. Micic was a second-round pick by the 76ers in 2014, but he's yet to make his National Basketball Association debut. The Thunder now also own the rights to the 25th and 28th selections in Wednesday's draft. Oklahoma City could package some of those picks together to move up the board. Green, 33, has one year remaining on a two-year, $30 million deal signed with Los Angeles in the 2019 offseason.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti will add to his extensive pick collection with a staggering amount of first-round picks already in his collection.
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A group of Republican senators is demanding the Trump administration label goods made in the West Bank as "Made in Israel". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently denounced boycotts being held against Israel by labeling them as anti-Semitic.
Horford is owed $81 million over the course of the next few seasons, so the Sixers have freed up considerable financial flexibility by unloading him on the rebuilding the Thunder. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 36.7% from deep over 68 regular-season games with LA (all starts). Horford played for the Celtics from 2016-19 and began his career with the Hawks in 2007 after a standout college career with Billy Donovan at Florida.
Ferguson, 22, was a first-round pick by the Thunder in 2017, and he gives the Sixers another athletic defender on the wing. He was part of the deal, finalized Wednesday night, that sent guard Dennis Schroder from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles.
Gordon Hayward reportedly declines player option, becomes free agent
In his first game in a Celtics uniform, Hayward suffered a gruesome leg injury that cost him his initial season with the team. Over 52 appearances, he averaged 17.5 points on 50-per cent shooting, while picking up 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists.
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At the end of its missions , the Crew Dragon deploys parachutes and then splashes down in water, just as in the Apollo era . The spacecraft is expected to dock with the ISS around 11 pm ET, after a 27-hour journey.