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Resources – Nuggets get a pack of picks to deal with Thunder

Resources – Nuggets get a pack of picks to deal with Thunder

Adrian VojnarowskiSenior NBA insiderJun 10, 2023 12:21 am2 minutes to read

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In a rare deal involving an NBA Finals participant, the Denver Nuggets Obtain a 2024 first- and second-round pick and a 2023 second-round pick in a deal with Oklahoma City Thunder for a protected first-round pick for 2029, sources told ESPN on Friday.

As the Nuggets try to maximize this championship window, they will receive the least favored of Oklahoma City’s first-round picks in the 2024 draft, and the 37th pick in the June 22nd draft, sources tell ESPN.

Denver will get the 37th and 40th picks in this draft, and the deal gives Nuggets general manager Calvin Booth some extra opportunities to land low-cost contracts and create some tools of the trade as the franchise navigates the luxury tax with this all-star team built around it. Nikola JokicAnd Jamal Murray And Michael Porter Jr. The league’s new collective bargaining agreement will make it harder for tax teams to add veteran talent, and there will be a greater premium on drafting and developing younger players.

Oklahoma City still owns Denver’s top-five protected 2027 first-round pick from Jamical Green trade last year.

The Thunder had a plethora of draft picks in the next few years, and now those are bursting with a protected first-round pick in 2029. Possessing one of the deepest rosters of young talent in the league, Oklahoma City has 15 first-round picks through the NBA Draft. 2029.

ESPN’s Bobby Marks contributed to this report.

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