Commercial Ranking: Nuggets del JaMychal Green, before Thunder for 30th pick in future 2022 NBA Draft, per report

With the 2022 NBA Draft fast approaching, trade is starting. On Monday, Denver Nuggets agreed to trade the first round of 2027 safe-choice for JaMychal Green and Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the 30th overall pick in this year’s draft, as well as two future second-round picks. Selection Adrian Wojnarowski. They will run in the second round of elections in 2023 and 2024.

After the trade, Nuggets now have pick numbers. 23 and 30 in the first round of the upcoming draft, while the Thunder their numbers. 2, 12 and 34. Thunder also has a stockpile of other picks in the years to come.

For Denver, the move appears to be largely financial. With the deal, it creates some financial flexibility as Green, 31, hopes to opt into its $ 8.2 million player option for next season. Replacing such a cap could potentially help Denver upgrade the roster that has twice ruled NBA MVP Nikola Jokic. Last season, Green played 67 games for the Nuggets, averaging 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per performance in 16.2 minutes.

Oklahoma City has plenty of room to absorb the Green contract for the ’22-23 season. Thunder investment is not necessarily long-term, as Green is set to become an unlimited independent agency in 2023. Thunder may also look to turn Green into a claimant for additional assets before the trade deadline. However, Green is the type of veteran who claims that teams want to be included before the playoffs, and the Thunder still seems a few years away from legitimate controversy.

It is noteworthy that this is the first agreement signed by Denver’s front office since the departure of former president of basketball operations Tim Conley. Joined the Minnesota Front Office. Last month.

Denver receives:

  • 30th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft
  • Two Future Second Round Selection (2023, 2024)

Oklahoma City receives:

  • Safe 2027 first round selection

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Nuggets: This trade seems to mean a little more to the Nuggets than the Thunder, although it really isn’t a needle by any means. According to Wojnarowski, the move would save Denver a total of 20 20 million in salary and luxury taxes, and he could use the money to upgrade the roster around Joke, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Is. Green was not really a key partner for the team, so the Nuggets could potentially add a player (s) who fit better. In addition, they have included late first-round picks and second-round picks in this year’s draft, which they can use themselves or package in a different deal. They only lose the first round of 2027, which is safe. Grade: B

ThunderIt’s hard to say what Thunder has in mind for the move. Maybe they think Green will increase their stock with them and then they will turn it over to other assets at the last date. However, it seems a bit difficult to trade the three picks to get the green, even if the Thunder has plenty of picks to add to the deal. Given the fact that Green will be a free agent next summer, this is clearly not a long-term game for Oklahoma City, which gives credence to the idea that its plan is to get it off the road. Grade: C