NBA trade season is officially back.
Per Wojnarowski, the Nuggets are sending veteran big man JaMychal Green and a protected first-round pick as early as 2027 to Oklahoma City in exchange for the No. 30 pick in this year's draft and two future second-rounders.
To facilitate the deal, Green must exercise his $8.2 million player option for the 2022-23 season. With Michael Porter Jr.'s extension kicking in next season, Denver projects to be in the luxury tax, so swapping out Green for a player on a modest rookie scale contract helps manage the Nuggets' bill.
Meanwhile, this trade is the latest example of the Thunder kicking draft picks down the road. Even after sending away a first-rounder, Oklahoma City still has three picks in the top 34 of this year's draft.
Let's break down the implications for both sides.
2022 first-round pick (No. 30)
Two future second-round picks
Protected 2027 first-round pick