July 6, 2019, 3:00 amPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Marc Stein elaborated on the picks, swaps and protections involved in the Paul George trade from the Thunder to the Clippers.
It's three unprotected first rounders from the Clips in 2022, 2024 and 2026 and then the Clippers' rights to the Heat's first round pick in 2021 (unprotected) and 2023 (protected 1-14). OKC also has the rights to pick swaps with the Clippers in 2023 and 2025. Sam Amick reports these pick swaps are unprotected, too. This is a massive deal and it's gambling on a championship if you're the Clippers, so there's not much to say there other than good luck, and if you're the Thunder you just grabbed a winning lottery ticket off the ground, so congrats.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter