OKC Thunder Acquires 2020 First-Round Draft Pick


Oklahoma City creates a trade exception as part of transaction

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 8, 2019 – The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired a 2020 first-round draft pick from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for forward Jerami Grant, it was announced today by Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

Grant has appeared in 383 career games (145 starts) and averaged 8.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.18 blocks in 24.1 minutes. During the 2018-19 season, Grant saw action in 80 games (77 starts) and averaged 13.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.25 blocks in 32.7 minutes.

As part of this transaction, the Thunder receives a trade exception. Oklahoma City will have one year from today to utilize the trade exception.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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