Sources tell The Athletic and Stadium that the New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a deal to acquire C Steven Adams from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a future first-round pick and second-round draft picks. (Shams Charania on Twitter)
Adams has spent his entire seven-year career with the Oklahoma City Thunder since being drafted with the 12th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft. Adams nearly averaged a double-double (10.9 points, 9.3 rebounds) for the Thunder last season. He'll be a nice fit for the Pelicans offense that needs a center after losing Derrick Favors and Jahlil Okafor to free agency. He'll be a reliable source of rebounds and blocks for fantasy managers this season.