9:33 PM: Commissioner Adam Silver officially announced the trade between the Thunder and Knicks on the NBA draft broadcast.
According to Silver, New York will receive three conditional future first-round picks in the deal. Shams Charania of The Athletic gives more details, tweet that New York will acquire the 2023 first-rounder from Nuggets (protected top-14), the 2023 first-rounder from the Pistons (protected top-18) and the 2023 first-rounder from Wizards (protected top-14).
It appears that Denver’s choice will be diverted to Charlotte in a salary dump deal involving: Kemba Walker†
8:13 PM: The Knicks selected French attacker Ousmane Dieng with the number 11 pick in tonight’s draft, but he won’t play for them.
New York trades Dieng to the Thunderaccording to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link† Oklahoma City sends the Knicks multiple first-round picks in the deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link†
That gave the Thunder back-to-back picks, as they also owned the No. 12 roster through the Clippers. That pick is not part of dealing with the Knicks, Wojnarowski tweets† OKC used that choice on the wing Jalen Williams from Santa Clara.
Dieng, who played with the New Zealand Breakers last season, is considered the top international candidate in the draft and will give OKC one more tall big man to pair with No. 2 pick Chet Holmgren†
New York tried in vain to climb and keep watch Jaden Ivey and finally decided to go down in design. By trading out of the first round, the Knicks are reducing their salary cap commitments for this year, giving them more elbow room to dump the salary if needed for another trade, perhaps in a matter of days, cap expert Nate Duncan tweets†