The Oklahoma City Thunder have embarked on a tear-down that has seen them trade three of their best players, including Paul George and Russell Westbrook.
In exchange, the Thunder have received a haul of draft picks and now own as many as 15 first-round draft picks in the next seven years.
The Thunder have the chance to not only take as many stabs at the draft as possible but to acquire a superstar in a trade, as they can offer an intriguing package built around the picks.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have begun a massive tear-down that is netting them one of the biggest collection of assets the NBA has ever seen.
This summer, the Thunder have traded Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets, and on Thursday, Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets.
Read more: Russell Westbrook traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul in the latest blockbuster deal of the NBA offseason
In exchange, the Thunder have taken back just two players. But they also received multiple draft picks, and over the next seven years, they own as many as 15 first-round picks.
Here’s the list:
2020: Own pick, top-2o protected (goes to Philadelphia 76ers if it falls below 20th)
2020: Denver pick, top-10 protected
2021: Own pick
2021: Miami pick
2022: Own pick, top-10 protected (goes to Atlanta Hawks if it falls below 10th)
2022: Clippers pick
2023: Own pick, rights to swap with Clippers
2023: Heat pick, top-14 protected (goes to Thunder if it falls below 14th)
2024: Own pick
2024: Clippers pick
2024: Rockets pick, top-4 protected (goes to Thunder if it falls below 4th)
2025: Own pick, rights to swap with Clippers
2026: Own pick
2026: Clippers pick
2026: Rockets pick, top-4 protected (goes to Thunder if it falls below 4th)
The Thunder can also swap picks with …read more
Source:: Business Insider