The 2020 NBA Draft is here and teams are already making deals to adjust their respective positions on draft night. The Knicks and Jazz kicked off the draft-day movement with a trade involving three picks outside of the lottery.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks sent the No. 27 and No. 38 selections to the Jazz for pick No. 23.
The New York Knicks are moving up in Wednesday’s NBA draft, acquiring the Utah Jazz’s pick at No. 23 in exchange for the No. 27 and No. 38 selections, sources told ESPN.
The Knicks will now hold the No. 8 and No. 23 picks in Wednesday’s draft, the first for the team under new president of basketball operations Leon Rose.
On the rumor front, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor revealed that the Warriors and Bulls have had discussions about the No. 2 pick, a selection currently owned by Golden State. According to O’Connor, the Bulls have discussed a package that includes the No. 4 pick and 21-year-old big man Wendell Carter Jr.
According to The New York Times NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Celtics are pursuing a trade that would net them a top three pick in tonight’s draft.
UPDATE: In his first move as Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey has moved Al Horford and a first and second-round pick to Oklahoma City for Danny Green, adding to the Thunder’s duffle bag of draft options. The first-round pick is for 2025, while the second-round pick is the 34th pick in the present draft.
Danny Green was acquired by the Thunder earlier in the week from the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Sixers are trading Al Horford and a first-round and second-round pick to the Thunder for Danny Green, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020
The Sixers are sending a lightly-protected 2025 first-round pick and the 34th overall pick in tonight's draft, sources tell ESPN. The Thunder are also sending Terrance Ferguson to the Sixers with Green. https://t.co/sDCfPo4T4L— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020
Oklahoma City will also receive the rights to Vasilije Micic. Micic currently plays for the Turkish club Anadolu Efes. The 76ers selected him in the 2014 NBA draft with the 52nd pick.
The Sixers are also sending the rights to Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic to the Thunder, sources tell ESPN. Micic, 26, is considered one of Europe's top point guards. https://t.co/NXEzcdyoTH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020
These moves leave the Oklahoma City Thunder with 3 picks in tonight’s draft.
The Thunder will have three picks in the top 34 tonight, including Nos. 25 and 28.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020