The move saves the Thunder some major money, while sending them their sixth acquired first-rounder in the past week
The Oklahoma City Thunder are not done wheeling and dealing just yet. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, OKC is trading Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets for a 2020 first-round pick.
Oklahoma City Is trading F Jerami Grant to Denver for a 2020 first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Deal brings OKC it’s sixth future first in past week and saves Thunder $39M in salary and luxury tax.
The move nets the Thunder the sixth first-rounder that they have acquired in the past week since free agency began (five of them werethat sent Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers), and will save them $39 million in salary and luxury tax. Both of these are positives for the organization, as the Thunder suddenly find themselves in a rebuilding mode following George’s trade request.
The recently acquired Danilo Gallinari is expected to start in Grant’s place in Oklahoma City. In Denver, Grant will provide the Nuggets with some depth as a versatile forward that can play a couple of positions on a team with title aspirations.