On NBA Draft night, future stars realize their dreams and officially enter the league, first and foremost, but there’s often an underlying storyline that steals the show: trades.
There may be so many, in fact, that it’s hard to keep track. So here’s a list of all the deals that (apparently and officially) closed on Thursday night:
Knicks Trade No. 11
The New York Knicks reportedly traded No. 11 overall pick Ousmane Dieng to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and received the 2023 protected first-round picks of the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets from the Thunder in return.
Kemba leaves New York for three teams
To put it in the simplest terms:
• New York receives: a 2025 Milwaukee Bucks first-round pick
• Charlotte Hornets receives: a first conditional and four future second rounds
• The Detroit Pistons receive: No. 13 Picks Jalen Duren, Kemba Walker
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Pistons and Walker will negotiate a buyout.
Grizzlies acquire No. 19
The Minnesota Timberwolves would trade No. 19 overall pick Jake LaRavia and a future second-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the No. 22 pick (Walker Kessler) and the No. 29 pick (TyTy Washington Jr). The Grizzlies then reportedly upset Washington in a package with two second-rounders for the Houston Rockets’ No. 26 pick: Duke forward Wendell Moore Jr.
Danny Green on the move
The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly acquired Grizzlies guard De’Anthony Melton for guard Danny Green and the 23rd overall pick (David Roddy).
Other small trades:
• Kings trade No. 37 pick Jaden Hardy to Mavericks for two second-round picks
• Spurs trade pick No. 38 Kennedy Chandler to the Grizzlies for a future second, for cash
• Wolves trade No. 40 pick Bryce McGowns to the Hornets for two second-round picks
• Hawks trade No. 44 pick Ryan Rollins to Warriors for No. 51 pick Tyrese Martin and cash
• Blazers trade No. 46 pick Ismael Kamagate to Nuggets for TBD
• Wolves trade pick No. 48 Kendall Brown to Pacers for TBD