The NBA draft is about welcoming the next class of stars into the league as teams look to build for the future.
It’s also about trades!
Last summer, the Los Angeles Lakers shocked the NBA world with a draft-day trade for Russell Westbrook in a massive deal that included a combined seven players and picks.
One year and a disappointing season later in Lakerland, could another Westbrook move be on the horizon?
Prior to draft night in Brooklyn, the league saw a trio of moves: the Oklahoma City Thunder acquiring JaMychal Green from the Denver Nuggets, the Dallas Mavericks trading for Christian Wood in a deal with the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers getting Jerami Grant from the Detroit Pistons.
What else is in store on draft night and throughout the rest of the offseason? ESPN NBA insider Kevin Pelton is grading every move.
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Note: Check back for the latest trade grades during the NBA draft: 8 pm ET on ESPN and the ESPN App.
Trail Blazers get:
2022 second-round pick (No. 46)
2022 second-round pick (No. 36)
2025 first-round pick (via Milwaukee)
2025 second-round pick
2026 second-round pick