Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder normal supervisor Sam Presti‘s unending quest to amass as a lot draft capital as potential continued on Tuesday.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Thunder and Utah Jazz agreed to a commerce on Tuesday afternoon. The Jazz despatched Miye Oni and a 2028 second-round choose to the Thunder for money issues.
In his third yr within the NBA out of Yale, Oni has performed in simply 80 profession video games thus far, with profession averages of 1.8 factors and 1.4 rebounds per sport.
Regardless of having simply been traded, Wojnarowski reviews that Oni will possible not be enjoying his 81st profession sport in Oklahoma Metropolis, because the Thunder intend on releasing him earlier than his partially assured wage turns into absolutely assured on Friday.
The Jazz’s motive for making the commerce had little to do with what they acquired in return for Oni and the second-round choose, however moderately the flexibleness it offers them forward of the commerce deadline.
Utah now has two open roster spots with Oni now not on the roster, and based on ESPN’s Bobby Marks, by buying and selling Oni and never waving him, the Jazz saved $2.4 million in tax cash.
This commerce primarily marks the primary deal of the NBA commerce deadline season, with the deadline simply over a month away on Feb. 10.