NBA: Steven Adams gets traded to the New Orleans Pelicans

This trade creates the most expensive trade exception in the history of the NBA. (27.5 million dollars)

Steven Adams’ 7 year stay at Oklahoma City Thunder has come to an end after he got traded to the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this morning. Zach Lowe from ESPN reported that The Pelicans signed Steven Adams on a 2 year deal with a 35 million dollar extension. The contract runs through the 2022-21 season, “fully guaranteed”.


Oklahoma City Thunder get a 27.5 million dollar trade exception, as per reported by ESPN’s Bobby Marks. This  allows the franchise to trade for a player without sending any salary out in a trade.

Steven Adams averaged 10.9 points per game at 59% field goal accuracy in the 2019-20 season. The 6’11 center also averaged 9.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game during the campaign.

Steven Adams and Zion Williamson are good big men options for the Pelicans going into the new season.