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Oklahoma City Thunder: A complete guide to the franchise's future NBA Draft picks

The Oklahoma City Thunder have added yet another draft pick to their treasure chest.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder have sent Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second-round pick to the Boston Celtics for Kemba Walker, the No. 16 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and a 2025 second-round pick in return.

For those keeping track at home, Oklahoma City now has 36 total draft picks over the next seven years: 18 first-round picks and 18 second-round picks.

Since the 2019 offseason, the Thunder have been in the business of acquiring as many future draft picks as possible, starting when they traded away two All-Stars in Paul George (LA Clippers) and Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets). It sets them up for another strong rebuild, similar to the one they achieved in the late 2000s when they drafted Kevin Durant (2007), Westbrook (2008), Serge Ibaka (2008) and James Harden (2009) in successive years.

With that in mind, take a look at how Oklahoma City's future draft assets shake out over the next seven years.

The Oklahoma City Thunder's future draft picks

2021 NBA Draft

Round From Deal
1 Own -
1 Miami Heat** Multiple
1 Boston Celtics Kemba Walker trade
2 Own Trade for Vincent Poirier
2 Denver Nuggets^ Kelly Oubre Jr. trade
2 Minnesota Timberwolves^^ Kelly Oubre Jr. trade

Details

  • * Top-20 protected. If not conveyed, it converts to Minnesota's 2021 second-round pick.
  • ** Thunder receive Miami Heat pick with Houston Rockets' pick falling within their top-four protection. Conveyed from Houston with top-four protection in Chris Paul-Russell Westbrook trade. Conveyed from Miami via Phoenix to Philadelphia to L.A. Clippers to Oklahoma City. The Thunder will get the two most favourable picks of its own, Miami's first-round pick and Houston's first-round pick if outside top-four.
  • ^ Received from Golden State (part of Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III trade in 2020) via Philadelphia (part of Wilson Chandler trade in 2018).
  • ^^Conveyed as compensation as Minnesota's first-round pick was received by Golden State Warriors (part of Kelly Oubre Jr. trade)

2022 NBA Draft

Round From Deal
1 LA Clippers* Paul George trade
1 Phoenix Suns** Chris Paul trade
2 Own -

Details

  • * Unprotected.
  • ** Top-12 protected. If not conveyed, then protections on the following years include top-10 in 2023, top-eight in 2024 before becoming unprotected in 2025.

2023 NBA Draft

Round From Deal
1 Own -
1 LA Clippers* Paul George trade
1 Denver Nuggets** Steven Adams trade
1 Miami Heat^ Paul George trade
2 Dallas Mavericks/Miami Heat^^ Multiple
2 Washington Wizards" Steven Adams trade

Details

2024 NBA Draft

Round From Deal
1 Own -
1 Houston Rockets* Russell Westbrook trade
1 LA Clippers** Paul George trade
2 Own -
2 Charlotte Hornets^ Steven Adams trade
2 Minnesota Timberwolves Ricky Rubio trade

Details

2025 NBA Draft

Round From Deal
1 Own -
1 Houston Rockets/LA Clippers* Russell Westbrook trade
1 Philadelphia 76ers** Danny Green trade
2 Own -
2 Boston Celtics Kemba Walker trade
2 Atlanta Hawks^ Danilo Gallinari trade
2 Philadelphia 76ers George Hill trade

Details

  • * Oklahoma City has the right to swap their pick for Houston's, which is protected 1-10, or L.A.'s first-round pick.
  • ** Protections on the pick change from top-six in 2025 to top-four in 2026 and then top-four again 2027. If the pick isn't conveyed through all those protections, Philadelphia will convey its 2027 second-round pick.
  • ^ Protected 31-55.

2026 NBA Draft

Round From Deal
1 Own -
1 Houston Rockets* Russell Westbrook trade
1 LA Clippers** Paul George trade
2 Own -
2 Dallas Mavericks Trevor Ariza acquisition
2 Philadelphia 76ers George Hill trade

Details

  • * Top-four protected. If not conveyed, it converts to a 2026 second-round pick.
  • ** Unprotected.

2027 NBA Draft

Round From Deal
1 Own -
2 Own -
2 Houston Rockets* Hamidou Diallo trade
2 Indiana Pacers Jalen Lecque trade
2 Miami Heat Trevor Ariza trade

Details

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