The Thunder made the first draft pick trade of the offseason, sending the No. 30 overall selection to the Nuggets for a package that included JaMychal Green and a protected future first-round pick.
OKC’s pick (which came to the Thunder via the Suns) is unlikely to be the only first-round pick to be on the move over the next week. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Mavericks (No. 26) and Warriors (No.28) are both looking to trade their selections.
The Dallas Mavericks, picking No. 26, and Golden State Warriors, picking No. 28, are motivated to find deals for their late-first round selections, sources told B/R. Dallas and Golden State have expensive rosters that feature players such as Brunson, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins who are due for paydays.
The Mavericks and Warriors are searching for opportunities to acquire future draft capital for those selections, sources said, in the event a coveted player on their boards doesn’t fall. Another possible outcome is that they will select international draft-and-stash players.