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  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Michael Scotto is reporting that the Thunder are trying to flip Kelly Oubre for a first-round pick.

    Oubre, who is entering the final year of his contract, was included in the Chris Paul blockbuster on Monday. He's young enough that he could be a long-term fit for the rebuilding Thunder but Sam Presti might prefer the other future assets he'd receive in another deal. There's plenty of usage open for the taking in OKC so Oubre staying put would be great for fantasy players, but we'll just have to wait and see where everything's at when Presti finally puts the phone down.

    Source: HoopsHype

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that Terrance Ferguson will be headed to the Sixers in the trade that is sending Al Horford, draft picks and the rights to Serbian point guard, Vailije Micić to the Thunder.

    The Sixers are also acquiring Danny Green in addition to Ferguson, allowing them to have more depth on the wing. The Thunder continue to stockpile draft picks as they rebuild their roster. Horford's fantasy value will rise with Oklahoma City while it is unlikely that Ferguson and Green warrant standard league appeal.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Sixers have agreed to trade Al Horford, a first-round pick and a second-round pick to the Thunder for Danny Green.

    Horford was a bad fit in Philly and the Sixers, led by Daryl Morey, dump his bloated contract in exchange for a 3-and-D wing. They gave up a pair of picks as the cost of doing business, but Morey's teams have never been all that eager to draft in round one anyway. This gives Horford a shot at a much larger role, though his place on a Thunder squad that's rebuilding could be temporary. Plus, Sam Presti just keeps piling up draft picks — in this deal OKC acquires a lightly protected 2025 first-rounder as well as the 34th selection in this year's draft. Green will give the Sixers some much needed shooting presence and versatility on the wings.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Marc Stein is reporting that teams believe the Hawks will be in the pole position for Danilo Gallinari and Rajon Rondo when free agency opens.

    Both players have been connected to the Hawks in recent days and the volume has only increased in the time since the rumors first hit the airwaves. It looks like the Hawks will try and beef up their roster to make a playoff push, with veterans like Gallinari and Rondo making logical complements for the team's young core. We'll see what happens, as both players are expected to draw attention from multiple other teams that may be able to offer a better shot at contention than Atlanta.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Matt Babcock is reporting that the Mavs and Thunder are discussing a deal that would send Danilo Gallinari to the Mavs in a sign and trade deal, while the Thunder would receive the 18th pick in Wednesday’s draft.

    The rumors are swirling through the NBA with the draft happening in just a few hours while free agency is set to open on Friday. The Hawks have also expressed interest in the Italian forward as well, so the market for Gallo will be competitive.

    Source: Matt Babcock on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Kevin O'Connor is reporting that the Hawks are pursuing Danilo Gallinari in free agency.

    Gallinari has been connected to the Knicks and Mavs, and it's also been said that he's got multiple two-year deals on the table from Eastern Conference teams. Atlanta already has a young power forward to build around so unless they want Gallinari to play small forward, it's an odd theoretical fit at first blush — and it may portend another move. Stay tuned, as there's going to be plenty of moves in the coming hours and days.

    Source: The Ringer on Instagram

  • Deonte Burton
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder have declined to pick up the $1.6 million team option on Deonte Burton, making him a free agent.

    Burton averaged 2.7 points per game last season while playing just 9.1 minutes per contest. Even when the Thunder rested their starters in the bubble, Burton apparently didn't do enough to impress Sam Presti and the rest of the front office.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns have acquired Chris Paul and Abdel Nader from the Thunder in exchange for Kelly Oubre Jr, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a protected 2022 first-round pick.

    The deal is now official. Even in a competitive Western Conference, the Suns will be interesting to watch with Paul in the fold. Meanwhile, the Thunder won't receive the Suns' top prospects but did get a fairly well-rounded package despite losing their starting point guard. In particular, Oubre had taken a solid step forward since being traded from the Wizards in 2018.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Jalen Lecque
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Suns will include Jalen Lecque in the deal to acquire Chris Paul from the Thunder, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Lecque is an undrafted 20-year-old point guard who spent the 2019-20 season with the Suns G-League team. With the Suns pushing to make the playoffs it makes sense for them to send out their development prospects. With Lecque, the Thunder's collection of draft picks and young players continues to grow. Perhaps on a team with lower aspirations Lecque can get more time on a real NBA court.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Ty Jerome
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Suns will send Ty Jerome to the Thunder as part of the Chris Paul deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Jerome was given sparse playtime with the Suns but whenever he was able to stay on the court for over ten minutes he delivered a solid amount of assists for a third-string point guard. His is still young, so perhaps the Thunder look to give him a larger role than the Suns did. In deep leagues, he can be an interesting source of assists, which are often difficult to find off the wire.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Abdel Nader
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    The Thunder are sending Abdel Nader to the Suns alongside Chris Paul, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Nader was a useful wing player for the Thunder last season though his fantasy value was miniscule. He heads to the Suns as salary filler, where he should continue to serve as a reliable backup forward. Nader won't be grabbing the attention of fantasy players outside the deepest of deep leagues.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Suns will send Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Thunder in exchange for Chris Paul.

    Oubre is coming off the best season of his career, playing over 30 minutes for the first time and finishing as the 50th ranked overall player. At 25 years old he is still relatively young and could become part of the Thunder's developing core. If he is given the same kind of role on the Thunder as he had on the Suns, his fantasy value should remain unchanged but his propensity for tunnel vision and aversion to passing could negatively impact Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's touches.

    Source: Adrian Wojanrowski on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Suns are sending Ricky Rubio to the Thunder in a deal to acquire Chris Paul, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    After a year with the Suns, Rubio will be heading elsewhere next season. While he could easily slot in next to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, there have been reports the Thunder do not want to take on any multi-year contracts, so Rubio may find himself on his way to a third team in the coming days. As he showed this season he is still a starting caliber point guard and as long as he is afforded an opportunity to start he should maintain mid-round fantasy value.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder are trading Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Suns for Kelly Oubre, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Paul will head to Phoenix and attempt to deliver the same kind of feel good story he successfully wrote with the Thunder last season. Devin Booker should be happy to finally have a star guard to play alongside, even if it means he won't be leading the offense this year. With this move the Suns should solidify themselves as a competitive Western Conference team. The fact they were able to retain both Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson makes this an excellent deal for the team. The Suns' future first is protected 1-12 in 2022, 1-10 in 2023, 1-8 in 2024 and unprotected in 2025.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Ian Begley reports that some within the Knicks organization view Danilo Gallinari as a possible target in free agency.

    Begley adds, however, that Gallinari is expected to pursue a winning situation. The Knicks would need to do quite a sales job to convince the Italian that a second tour in New York is the best move for his career, but we could see quite a flurry of player movement in the coming days that changes the calculus for everyone. Begley has also heard that the Mavs are expected to throw their hat in the ring for Gallinari.

    Source: SNY.tv