The Denver Nuggets have acquired the No. 30 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, used to select UCLA forward Peyton Watson, in a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder will add veteran forward JaMychal Green in the trade.
- JaMychal Green
- 2027 first-round pick
- Peyton Watson (No. 30 pick)
- Two future second-round picks
Green averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds over 67 games with Denver during the 2021-22 season. According to Wojnarowski, the 31-year-old forward is expected to opt into his $8.2-million contract for next season with Oklahoma City.
Green is expected to exercise his $8.2M contract for 2022-2023. Deal gives Nuggets flexibility to use a $6.4M tax mid-level exception or an $8.2M trade exception in offseason. Nuggets expect to be a tax-paying team. Thunder have $31M in cap space to absorb Green salary.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2022
The deal gave Denver two picks in the first round of the NBA Draft. The Nuggets used the 21st pick to select Kansas forward Christian Braun, followed by the pick of Watson at No. 30.