Maxi-trade on Italian night between two lineups likely destined for the lottery again next season, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. As many as eight players, four on each side, and one pick were involved in the trade. As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon a 2025 second-round pick end up in Houston. Taking the reverse route and coming to the Thunder instead are. David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss..
The trade has salary cap purposes: the Thunder get two Trade Exception and go $10 million below the luxury tax. For the trouble of increasing their payroll by $1 million, the Rockets get a pick. The most interesting player in this trade is definitely Derrick Favors, 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds average as a backup last season in OKC.
Cap-centric deal for both teams: Thunder gain two trade exceptions and drop about $10M under luxury tax. Rockets get a second-round pick for taking on $1M in salary. Favors will have value as a backup center, or elsewhere on a trade in marketplace too. https://t.co/k8zpgthwOh
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 30, 2022