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Report: Thunder trade Steven Adams to Pelicans as part of confusing three-way trade

This trade will probably make your head spin, and is actually an extension of the Jrue Holiday trade between the Pelicans and Bucks.

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams before game one of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at The Field House. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder C Steven Adams has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a complex multi-team trade, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Adams is actually an extension of the trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Pelicans involving Jrue Holiday, which was reported earlier in the week. The trade also involves the Dallas Mavericks. Woj has more of the details on his Twitter feed:

So I’ll try to map out where all the moving parts are going, but this is a bit tricky. The Mavericks are taking on PF James Johnson’s contract. The Thunder are getting SF Trevor Ariza and F Justin Jackson, while the Pistons are acquiring G Delon Wright from the Mavericks. The Pelicans get Adams and the Thunder, you guessed it, get more first- and second-round picks in the process via NOLA.