NBA: Kiwi Steven Adams on trading block after Oklahoma City Thunder swap

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams may have one foot out the door at Oklahoma City Thunder, after his team traded for five-time All-Star centre Al Horford from Philadelphia 76ers.

Since falling to Houston Rockets in the opening round of this year's playoffs, OKC have made sweeping changes, parting ways with coach Billy Donovan, and trading veteran guards Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder.

Adams, 27, has occupied the starting centre spot since 2015, but Horford's arrival seems to make him dispensable, as the Thunder rebuild their roster.

Horford, 34, won two national college titles with University of Florida, and has enjoyed a distinguished NBA career with three franchises - Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and the Sixers -  averaging 13 points and eight rebounds over almost 1000 games.

By comparison, Adams has averaged 10 points and seven rebounds over almost 600 games. Horford offers similar defensive abilities and superior outside shooting range.

The trade sees OKC swap shooting guard Danny Green - acquired in the Schroder trade - and Terrance Ferguson for Horford, the rights to Serbian guard Vasilije Micic and draft picks. 

Adding to the uncertainty over Adams' position, the Thunder have also used the 2020 No.17 draft pick - acquired in another trade this week - to select 2.14m (7ft) Serbian-Greek Aleksej Pokusevski.