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The Houston Rockets and OKC Thunder agree to eight-player trade

The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a stunning eight-player trade on Thursday that sparked some head-scratching tweets by fans.

Oklahoma City traded heart Derrick Favors, guard Ty Jerome, ahead Moe Harkless, guard Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round choose (through the Hawks) to Houston in alternate for ahead Marquese Chriss and guards David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Trey Burke, according to ESPN.

David Nwaba of the Houston Rockets throughout sport towards the Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Dec. 15, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The Thunder will purchase two trade exceptions within the deal, whereas the Rockets will take up an extra trade asset for gathering one other $1 million in wage.

The deal finally serves as a cap-friendly one for each groups. It will reportedly put the Thunder roughly $10 million below the posh tax threshold.

After the trade, each the Thunder and Rockets have 18 assured contracts on their respective rosters, and will want to restrict them down to 15 by the beginning of the common season.

It’s potential that a number of the eight gamers won’t stay with their new respective groups because the Thunder and Rockets are in their very own levels of a rebuild.

Maledon and Nwaba each are below contract for the 2023-24 season with staff choices.

Derrick Favors of the Oklahoma City Thunder during a game against the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on Feb. 11, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Derrick Favors of the Oklahoma City Thunder throughout a sport towards the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on Feb. 11, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Favors, the No. 3 choose within the 2010 Draft, joins his fourth staff in 4 years after spending eight seasons with the Utah Jazz. 

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