Report: Nuggets acquire No. 30 pick in NBA draft for Green
The Denver Nuggets are trading veteran big man JaMychal Green and a protected 2027 first-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 30 pick in the upcoming NBA draft and two future second-round picks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Nuggets would then have two first-round picks, Nos. 21 and 30.
Green is reportedly expected to exercise his $8.2-million player option for the 2022-23 season. The Thunder have $31.6 million in cap space.
Oklahoma City is expected to send the Nuggets second-round picks in 2023 and 2024 in the deal, according to Wojnarowski. The Thunder will still have two first-round lottery selections with picks No. 2 and No. 12, plus a second-round pick at No. 34.
The trade would give the Nuggets the financial flexibility to use a $6.4-million tax mid-level exception or an $8.2-million trade exception. The deal shaves $20 million off Denver's salary and luxury-tax obligations, Wojnarowski reports.
The Nuggets went 48-34 in the regular season, good for sixth in the Western Conference. The team was missing Jamal Murray for the entire campaign with an ACL injury and Michael Porter was out for all but nine games with a back injury.
Franchise cornerstone Nikola Jokic won his second consecutive MVP award, but the team lost its first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in five games.
Green averaged 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 125 games over two seasons for the Nuggets.