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Updated OKC Thunder draft pick assets, protections through 2030

Over the years, the Oklahoma City Thunder have accumulated one of the deepest treasure troves of draft capital.

During the early 2020s, Thunder general manager Sam Presti added many draft picks aided by the trades of Paul George and Russell Westbrook in the 2019 offseason.

Those two deals alone gave the Thunder plenty of future draft currency from the LA Clippers and Houston Rockets. The Thunder also own other valuable draft picks from separate trades such as Philadelphia’s 2025 pick and a Dallas 2028 swap.

With the trade deadline over, let’s update what the Thunder’s draft capital looks like through 2030. This gives OKC plenty of ammo for future trades as draft picks are the currency of NBA transactions.

2024

  • Oklahoma City first-round pick

  • LA first-round pick

  • Houston top-four protected first-round pick

  • Utah top-10 protected first-round pick

The two worst of the four first-round picks will go to Dallas (second-least favorable) and Indiana (least favorable).

2025

  • Oklahoma City first-round pick

  • Houston or LA first-round pick

  • Miami lottery-protected first-round pick

  • Philadelphia top-six protected first-round pick

  • Memphis or Boston second-round pick

  • Atlanta top 31-40 protected second-round pick

2026

  • Oklahoma City first-round pick

  • Oklahoma City second-round pick

  • Dallas or Philadelphia second-round pick

  • Golden State second-round pick

 

2027

  • Oklahoma City first-round pick

  • Denver top-five protected first-round pick

  • LA first-round pick swap

  • Oklahoma City second-round pick

  • Minnesota second-round pick

2028

  • Oklahoma City first-round pick

  • Dallas first-round pick swap

  • Oklahoma City second-round pick

  • Milwaukee second-round pick

  • Utah second-round pick

2029

  • Oklahoma City first-round pick

  • Denver top-five protected first-round pick

  • Oklahoma City second-round pick

  • Atlanta second-round pick

  • Boston second-round pick

  • Houston second-round pick

  • Miami second-round pick

  • Phoenix second-round pick

2030

  • Oklahoma City first-round pick

  • Oklahoma City second-round pick

  • Houston second-round pick

  • Miami second-round pick

Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire