In the James Harden deal didn't the Thunder receive the Raptors first round pick for this years draft? The Rockets got this pick from the Kyle Lowry trade. Im almost positive the thunder have this pick but just looking for someone to confirm or clear it up. On a side note, if the Thunder DO have this pick....an addition of either nerlens/marcus smart/cody zeller/ shabazz/mclemore or whoever Sam Presti decides is going to keep them around the contenders for even longer.
Yes it is but top 3 protected, and for the rest i completly agree with you, and when you start thinking that they got Lamb and PJ3 in reserve, and Durant, WB and Iblocka are relatively young...
I think OKC can have 3 championships in the next 10 years, and maybe more..
Its top three protected and 15-30 in 2013 Draft.
Top 2 in 2014 draft I think.
Yes they did get Toronto pick but it's top 3 protected. Looking at the Raptors right now they look like a team that will be a bottom three team though. I am interested to know if it is protected for the 2014 draft. If not just imagine the Thunder picking up Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins or Juilus Randle???!?!?!? If I was a Thunder fan I would not trade that pick for anything.
Why people always put thumbs down but are never trying to debate? what kind of forum is this ?
I already started this conversation not too long ago:
Right now it doesn't look like they could get the draft pick in 2013 because he Raptors seem to be a bottom three team right now and I still think the Thunder should use it to get veteran help, maybe involve Perkins to find another inside presence.
with the raptor's luck over the past years i can tell you the thunder will end up having the pick. either the raps finish 4-5 last or they finish third last and get bumped out of the top 3.
The thumbs down probably came because the thread started with a question that is easily answered by google or checking out this site's outstanding draft picks.
Here's a link to the page Jets Son mentioned: http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013
You can find a link to it on the homepage as well.
I have a question though: Is the top 3-ness determined pre- or post-lottery? I'm assuming before, but I'd like a clarification if anyone knows definitively. If it is pre-lottery, the Rockets could get it if the Raptors finish fourth-last, but then end up with the first pick, which I think would be odd. Conversely, the Raptors could be a fringe playoff team, and end up winning the lottery and keep their pick.
Either way it seems odd. Teach me up, yo!
It is determined post lottery so a team who has the worse record in the NBA could fall as far as 4th in the draft.This year the Nets had top 3 protection on their pick to Portland after the Crash Wallace trade but as it did not come up in the top 3 picks, the pick was conveyed to Portland after all.
Oh okay, thanks. I should've remembered Lillard, haha.
@ apb540: yes it's an easy question that's why i answered it, i recognized maybe I got excited (don't know how say this in english??) a little bit on this one but that's more for other threads where if u put only one line every thumbs up, but if you develop your thoughts nobody read it.