Thunder and Rockets agree to an eight-player trade

2022-09-30 04:39

The Oklahoma City Thunder send David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, and Marquese Chriss for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, and Theo Maledon from the Houston Rockets.

Credit: AFP - Scanpix
Credit AFP - Scanpix

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets agreed on a trade that would send four players from each team to a different organization to start the season.

The Thunder will receive David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, and Marquese Chriss, while the Rockets acquire Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon, and a 2025 second-round pick via Atlanta Hawks.

The pick is protected 31 through 40, according to The Athletic. If it falls within the protected territory, the Rockets would get the second-best 2026 second-rounder between Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City, and Philadelphia 76ers.

Trey Burke

Trey  Burke
Position: PG
Age: 29
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Birth place: Ohio, United States of America

The deal helps the Thunder save money by dropping them $10 million under the luxury tax threshold.

Favors has the wealthiest contract of all the players involved ($10.18 million in 2022-23), while only Maledon and Nwaba are under contract for the 2023-24 season, both team options.



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