OKC will get future first-rounder, Favors from Jazz

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Oklahoma Metropolis additional added to its stockpile of future first-round picks because the Utah Jazz agreed to ship a future No. 1 and middle Derrick Favors to the Thunder for a future second-round decide, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday.

Earlier than the transfer, the Thunder already had 12 first-round picks above and past their very own — a few of which they will swap — over the subsequent 5 drafts.

Oklahoma Metropolis traded the No. 16 decide in Thursday’s NBA draft to the Houston Rockets for 2 future first-rounders — in 2022 (through the Pistons) and 2023 (through the Wizards). The Rockets then used the choice to choose Alperen Sengun.

Favors, a 30-year-old middle who has performed 9 of his 11 NBA seasons with the Jazz, averaged 5.4 factors and 5.5 rebounds final season. He has additionally frolicked with the Nets and Pelicans throughout his profession.

The commerce will get Utah $13 million beneath the luxurious tax, with the Jazz more likely to be hit with a lesser monetary penalty if they create again Mike Conley.

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