Sources told ESPN on Monday that the Denver Nuggets are trading Jamaichel Green for the 30th pick in this month’s NBA Draft for the Oklahoma City Thunder, with a protected 2027 first-round pick and two future second-round picks.
In this year’s draft, the Thunder still has the numbers 2, 12 and 34, and the Nuggets now have the numbers 21 and 30.
Oklahoma City will send Denver to the second round in 2023 and 2024, sources said.
Sources said Green is expected to opt out for his $ 8.2 million salary for the 2022-2023 season this month, which will eventually finalize the deal.
In the first deal, the new general manager Calvin Booth oversaw Nuggets’ basketball operations since President Tim Conley moved to Minnesota, Denver added some salary cap flexibility to the deal, allowing them to trade $ 20 million in salary and luxury taxes. There were savings. Denver still hopes to be a luxury-tax-paying team for next year and will now find itself using the $ 6.4 million tax-payer mid-level exception, or the $ 8.2 million business exception. Gives flexibility.
Thunder has a जागा 31.6 million salary space to sign Green’s deal. Green, 31, averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16 minutes for the Nuggets last season. The 2022-23 season will be Green’s 10th in the NBA.