The first trade of the offseason became a reality as Denver Nuggets send a 2027 protected pick and JaMychal Green to OKC for No.30 of the 2022 draft, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi reports.
In addition to the first round pick, Denver gets also two additional future second round selections. With that move, the Nuggets will have flexibility to use a $6.4M tax mid-level exception or an $8.2M trade exception in offseason.
Denver also gets one additional selection in the upcoming draft, having thw 21st and 30th pick. On the other side, the Thunder has No. 2, 12 and 34. OKC will add Green’s contract, who picked up his 2022-23 option worth $8.2M.
His deal will be absorbed by the Thunder, which has $31M in cap space this offseason. The Nuggets expect to be over the cap with the deals of Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.
Back-to-back MVP will be available to sign a supermax extension this offseason. His new deal is expected to be for five years, worth a total of $260M. In 74 games with the Nuggets this season, the Serbian center averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists.
Green is expected to exercise his $8.2M contract for 2022-2023. Deal gives Nuggets flexibility to use a $6.4M tax mid-level exception or an $8.2M trade exception in offseason. Nuggets expect to be a tax-paying team. Thunder have $31M in cap space to absorb Green salary.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2022