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SportThe Thunder have all the draft picks after trading Russell Westbrook, Paul George

06:35  12 july  2019
06:35  12 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Thunder will be making a ton of picks for years to come.

Oklahoma City completed its third major recent trade when it sent Russell Westbrook to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for two future first-round selections, two pick swaps and Chris Paul, according to a report from ESPN.

Westbrook was the second top-level player the Thunder sent away this summer. They moved Paul George ⁠— who finished third in the MVP voting in 2018-19 ⁠— to the Clippers and received five first-round selections, two pick swaps, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari in return.

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The Thunder then sent forward Jerami Grant to the Nuggets for another first-round pick.

In total, Oklahoma City has added eight first-round picks this offseason and holds 15 over the next seven drafts.

Here’s a complete list of the Thunder’s first-round picks from 2020-26

2026 3 Own, Clippers, Rockets (1-4)

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Once the news broke that Paul George had demanded a trade and was subsequently shipped out of town, it seemed safe to assume that Russell Westbrook would also request to be moved Now that they have a seemingly inexhaustible stockpile of future first-round draft picks , the Thunder will likely

Here’s a complete list of the Thunder’s first-round picks from 2020-26

Draft year No. of picks Breakdown (Protections)
2020 2 Own (1-20), Nuggets (1-10)
2021 2 Own, Heat (Swap rights with Rockets)
2022 2 Own (1-14), Clippers
2023 2 Own (Swap rights with Clippers), Heat (1-14)
2024 3 Own, Clippers, Rockets (1-4)
2025 1 Own (Swap rights with Clippers, Rockets)
2026 3 Own, Clippers, Rockets (1-4)

Pick breakdown courtesy of HeatHoops.com

Chris Paul trade rumors: Heat not ‘actively pursuing’ deal for Thunder guard.
Oklahoma City acquired Paul, along with two first-round selections and two pick swaps, from the Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook. "We're excited to have Russell Westbrook," Houston owner Tilman Fertitta told Fox 26 last week. "I would watch him play for Oklahoma City, and he's so athletic. At the same time this franchise just had the two years with the most wins it's ever had in consecutive years, and we wouldn't have accomplished that without Chris Paul. "I said at the end of the year we're never going to stand pat. We're always going to try to get better. I think this makes us a better team.

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