After the massive trades of Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook netted the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder enormous war chests of draft picks, the NBA has decided that to speed up proceedings, only those two teams will select in the next five drafts.
Dealing with the Lakers and Hawks around draft time, the Pelicans have almost 100 draft picks in the next five drafts, while the Thunder traded Westbrook and Paul George for nearly 160 draft picks from Houston and the Clippers.
Literally “lottery teams,” both the Thunder and Pelicans between them have all 14 draft picks in next season’s draft, while pick swaps guarantee many more selections in the future.
“It’s good to have all of these picks, and we’re expecting to get more when we trade Chris Paul and Steven Adams, so it’s good to have all these picks,” said Thunder GM Sam Presti.
Uniform manufacture Nike has been told to produce only Thunder and Pelicans jerseys for the upcoming draft but will most likely not arrive after falling apart during the year due to poor condition.
Russell Westbrook was unavailable for comment.
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