Oklahoma City wanted a third lottery pick and found a willing partner to make it happen in the New York Knicks.
The Thunder agreed to acquire the 11th overall pick, used to select French forward Ousmane Dieng, from the Knicks in exchange for multiple first-round picks. New York’s return package includes three protected 2023 first-round picks from Detroit, Denver and Washington, respectively, all via Oklahoma City, which had previously acquired those selections.
The Thunder will send multiple first-round picks to New York, per source. https://t.co/kXfkvJDKbI
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2022
Sources: The draft picks that New York acquired from OKC in the No. 11 Ousmane Dieng trade:
– 2023 protected 1st rounder via Detroit
– 2023 protected 1st rounder via Washington
– 2023 protected 1st rounder via Denver
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022
All 3 2023 picks that were sent to New York from OKC are protected:
Washington- top 14
Denver- top 14
All 3 are protected in future years
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 24, 2022
The trade would see the Thunder acquire three lottery talents in the same Draft. Oklahoma City selected versatile Gonzaga big man Chet Holmgren with the second overall pick. They then acquired Deing in the reported trade with New York, followed by the selection of Santa Clara’s Jalen Williams with the 12th overall pick.