2022 NBA Draft

Knicks trade No. 11 pick to Thunder for multiple 1st-round picks

Oklahoma City acquired a 3rd lottery pick in a trade with the New York Knicks.

Ousmane Dieng reacts after being selected as the number 11 overall pick by the New York Knicks.

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 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.