Thunder Acquires 2027 First-Round Pick Swap From Clippers

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 1, 2023 – As part of a three-team trade, the Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired the rights to a 2027 unprotected first-round pick swap and cash considerations from the LA Clippers in exchange for the least favorable of Oklahoma City’s 2026 first-round draft picks to the Philadelphia 76ers, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

The Thunder will have the opportunity to swap 2027 first-round picks with the Clippers if LA’s unprotected first-round pick is more favorable than Oklahoma City or Denver’s (top-five protected) 2027 first-round picks. The 2026 first-round draft pick to the 76ers will be the least favorable of Oklahoma City, Houston (top-four protected) or the LA Clippers’ draft picks.

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 2020 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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