Traded First Round Picks For 2018 NBA Draft

The 2018 NBA draft is over 10 months away, but several teams have already traded their respective first round picks for that night, and more clubs are likely to do so before this season’s trade deadline.

We’ll use the space below to keep tabs on each team’s first round pick for 2018, continually updating it as necessary throughout the year. Our list of traded second round picks for 2018 can be found right here.

We’ve listed all 30 teams here, so even if a team hasn’t traded its first round pick, that will be noted. We’ll also provide details on protections for each traded pick, including what happens to the pick in 2019 if it doesn’t change hands in 2018.

Here’s the full breakdown on the status of each 2018 first round pick:


  • Boston Celtics: Own pick.
  • Brooklyn Nets: Traded to Cavaliers (unprotected).
  • New York Knicks: Own pick.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Own pick.
  • Toronto Raptors: Traded to Nets (lottery-protected).
    • If not conveyed in 2018, lottery-protected in 2019.


  • Chicago Bulls: Own pick.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Traded to Lakers (top-3 protected).
  • Detroit Pistons: Traded to Clippers (top-4 protected).
    • If not conveyed in 2018, top-4 protected in 2019.
  • Indiana Pacers: Own pick.
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Traded to Suns (top-10 protected and 17-30 protected).
    • If not conveyed in 2018, top-three protected and 17-30 protected in 2019.


  • Atlanta Hawks: Own pick.
  • Charlotte Hornets: Own pick.
  • Miami Heat: Traded to Suns (top-7 protected).
    • If not conveyed in 2018, unprotected in 2019.
  • Orlando Magic: Own pick.
  • Washington Wizards: Own pick.


  • Denver Nuggets: Own pick.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Traded to Hawks (lottery-protected).
    • If not conveyed in 2018, lottery-protected in 2019.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Traded to Timberwolves (lottery-protected).
    • If not conveyed in 2018, lottery-protected in 2019.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Own pick.
  • Utah Jazz: Own pick.


  • Golden State Warriors: Own pick.
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Own pick.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: Traded to Sixers or Celtics (Boston receives it if falls between Nos. 2 and 5; otherwise, Philadelphia receives it).
  • Phoenix Suns: Own pick.
  • Sacramento Kings: Own pick.


  • Dallas Mavericks: Own pick.
  • Houston Rockets: Traded to Hawks (top-3 protected).
    • If not conveyed in 2018, top-3 protected in 2019.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Own pick.
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Traded to Bulls (top-5 protected).
    • If not conveyed in 2018, top-8 protected in 2019.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Own pick.

Information from RealGM was used in the creation of this post.

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9 thoughts on “Traded First Round Picks For 2018 NBA Draft

  1. deal1122

    So if lakers finish between 3rd and 5th worst team in league, the celtics could potentially have 2 top five picks with that one and brooklyns??

    • Bryzzo2016

      No, Brooklyn’s pick went to the Cavs in the Kyrie deal. IF the Laker’s pick falls between 2-5, the C’s will get it plus their own pick which will be at the end of the 1st round.

    • imindless

      Obviously, the draft doesn’t appear as loaded as this years though. Mpj and ayton appear to be the only clear cut talents in the draft this far.

      • Maddoginator

        Collin Sexton will be in the draft and somebody’s All-Pro PG for years.

    • Wildboyz

      Could potentially end up with 1 and 2 plus their own pick.
      Lottery is solid next year, but draft is not as deep overall.

      Porter Jr
      D. Ayton
      R. Williams
      Jackson Jr.

  2. padam

    Danny Ainge…gotta tip my cap to him. Hate the Celts, but what a great job. After next year’s draft that is going to be one deep, talented team.


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