Sources: Houston Rockets acquire Derrick Favors in eight-player trade with Oklahoma City Thunder

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The Houston Rockets are acquiring center Derrick Favre and a 2025 second-round draft pick in an eight-player trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Sources told ESPN on Thursday night.

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Sources said the Thunder would acquire two draft exceptions and save $1 million in salaries in a deal.

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Joe favors David Nawaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquess Chris, forwards guards Ty Jerome and Theo Maldon, and Mo Harkless to the Rockets.

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Sources said the Thunder is sending the 2025 second-round pick received this week in another trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

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The deal drops the Thunder under the luxury tax threshold by about $10 million.

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After the trade, the Thunder and Rockets both have 18 guaranteed contracts on their respective rosters and will need to be reduced to 15 by October 17th.

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Harkless, which was acquired in business with Atlanta, may be relocated again.

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Because he was absorbed in a disabled player exception. Only Maledon and Nawabah are under contract for the 2023–24 season – both with team options.

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