The Thunder are amassing a historic amount of draft picks for the coming seasons as they continue to pivot toward a bright future after trading away Paul George and Russell Westbrook in 2019.
Oklahoma City took on Al Horford’s contract in a deal with the 76ers on Wednesday to acquire a 2025 first-rounder and further pad its long-term assets.
With 22-year-old Shai Gilgeous-Alexander already looking like a franchise cornerstone, the Thunder are one of the most intriguing teams of the 2020s. They cashed in theeir two first-round selections in the 2020 NBA Draft and Ricky Rubio for the No. 17 choice.
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In addition to the Horford trade, the Thunder sent Chris Paul to the Suns this week in a move that netted forward Kelly Oubre Jr.
Here is a look at the draft-class bounty the Thunder have secured through 2026.
Full list of future Oklahoma City Thunder first-round draft picks
|Year||First-round draft pick|
|2020||No. 17 (from Timberwolves)|
|2021||Own + better of Heat or Rockets picks|
|2022||Own if inside top 14 + Clippers pick + Suns pick if outside top 13|
|2023||Own with option to swap with Clippers + Heat pick if outside top 15 + Suns pick if outside top 11*|
|2024||Own + Clippers pick + Rockets pick if outside top 5 + Heat pick if outside top 15^ + Suns pick if outside top 9**|
|2025||Own with option to swap with Rockets or Clippers + 76ers pick + Heat pick if outside top 15^^ + Suns pick***|
|2026||Own + Rockets pick if outside top 5 + Clippers pick + Heat pick^^^|
* No selection if Suns pick conveys in 2022
** No selection if Suns pick conveys in 2022 or 2023
*** No selection if Suns pick conveys in 2022 or 2023 or 2024
^ No selection if Heat pick conveys in 2023
^^ No selection if Heat pick conveys in 2023 or 2024
^^^No selection if Heat pick conveys in 2023 or 2024 or 2025
How many first-round draft picks will the Thunder have through 2026?
The exact number will be determined by pick protection results, but Oklahoma City could have up to 17 first-round selections through 2026. That’s more than two per year. If the Rockets, 76ers or Clippers become bad in the coming years, it’s possible they will wind up with multiple lottery picks in more than one season.