Traded First Round Picks For 2020 NBA Draft

The 2020 NBA draft is still 10 months away, but several teams have already traded their 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 2020, continually updating it as necessary throughout the year.

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 2021 if it doesn’t change hands in 2020.

Here’s the full breakdown on the status of each 2020 first round pick:


  • Boston Celtics: Own pick.
  • Brooklyn Nets: Traded to Timberwolves (top-14 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Nets would owe the Timberwolves their 2021 first-rounder (top-14 protected).
  • New York Knicks: Own pick.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Traded to Nets (top-14 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Sixers would owe the Nets their 2021 first-rounder (top-14 protected).
  • Toronto Raptors: Own pick.


  • Chicago Bulls: Own pick.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Traded to Pelicans (top-10 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Cavaliers would owe the Pelicans their 2021 and 2022 second-rounders (unprotected).
  • Detroit Pistons: Own pick.
  • Indiana Pacers: Traded to Bucks (top-14 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Pacers would owe the Bucks their 2021 first-rounder (top-14 protected).
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Traded to Celtics (top-7 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Bucks would owe the Celtics their 2021 first-rounder (unprotected).


  • Atlanta Hawks: Own pick.
  • Charlotte Hornets: Own pick.
  • Miami Heat: Own pick.
  • Orlando Magic: Own pick.
  • Washington Wizards: Own pick.


  • Denver Nuggets: Traded to Thunder (top-10 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Nuggets would owe the Thunder their 2021 first-rounder (top-10 protected).
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Own pick.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Traded to Sixers (top-20 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Thunder would owe the Sixers their 2022 and 2023 second-rounders (unprotected).
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Own pick.
  • Utah Jazz: Traded to Grizzlies (1-7, 15-30 protection).
    • If not conveyed, the Jazz would owe the Grizzlies their 2021 first-rounder (1-7, 15-30 protection).


  • Golden State Warriors: Traded to Nets (top-20 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Warriors would owe the Nets their 2025 second-round pick (unprotected).
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Traded to Knicks.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: Own pick.
  • Phoenix Suns: Own pick.
  • Sacramento Kings: Own pick.


  • Dallas Mavericks: Own pick.
  • Houston Rockets: Traded to Nuggets.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Traded to Celtics (top-6 protected).
    • If not conveyed, the Grizzlies would owe the Celtics their 2021 first-rounder (unprotected).
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Own pick.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Own pick.

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

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27 thoughts on “Traded First Round Picks For 2020 NBA Draft

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Boston will have to wait until 2021 to get the Grizzlies 1st round pick since it will be top-6 protected next summer.

    • mcmillankmm

      Sounds about right, will be interesting to see where that pick is in 2021 given the Grizz youth movement

      • bravesfan88

        Yeah, it very well could end up being a top 5 pick easily..

        That’ll definitely be good for the Celtics, especially since they already have a solid, good core from which to build around..

        You’re talking about a top contender in the East already with Kemba (29), Tatum (21), G-Hay (29), Smart (25), and J.Brown (23). Plus, they have some intriguing young talents like Romeo Langford (20), Carsen Edwards (21), Robert (22) & Grant Williams (21), Tremont Waters (21), and even Tacko Fall (24)..

        Add to that a top 5 talent in what should be a very talent heavy 2021 draft, and they’re definitely setting themselves up to stay near the top of the East for a very long run…

    • danimal

      Not so much now. Grizz are 8th in the West, even if they fall out the pick will likely be 9-14 and convey.

  2. Tazza

    I know the Thunder won’t be in the playoffs but since their pick is given to the Sixers protected top 20 they should be trying to lose any many games as possible so next year it turns into a pair of second rounders. But they have CP3, Gallo and Adams which are 3 players that won’t lose them a bunch of games. Obviously they can sit them to get some Ls but that’ll hurt the players trade value and probably hurt the locker room. They are better off trying to trade all three for either young players, expiring deals or draft picks.

    I would try my hardest to trade Steven Adams to the Hawks for Allen Crabbe and Cam Reddish by throwing in a first round pick and Hami Diallo.

    Then I would try Gallo, trade him for Zach Collins and Kent Bazemore and a second round.

    Then lastly trade Schroder to the Wizards for Mahinmi and Bonga.

    1. Paul. Bonga
    2. SGA. Crabbe. Ferguson
    3. Bazemore. Reddish. Bazley
    4. Collins. Muscala
    5. Noel. Mahimini. Patton

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      OKC will have no problem losing at least 50 games even with CP3, Adams, and Gallinari. Chris Paul missed 24 games in each of the last two seasons and 21 games during his last season in LA. I won’t be at all surprised if he plays less than 50 games for the Thunder next season.

      • Tazza

        Less than 50 games, your joking right. He’s old and stuff but he’s not injured. I hardly see them losing that much CP3 is old but he still averaged 16 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals last year. Gallo averaged 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Adams who’s averages increase every year averaged 14 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. If these 3 were in the East that’s potentially 3 all stars (at a reach). Now that’s Russ and George are gone, and CP3 isn’t playing next to Harden I would t be surprised if all of these numbers improved. Particularly Adams he’s going to be close to a 18p15r guy, and still lead the league in offensive boards

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      No one is going to give OKC any decent players for CP3 or Adams, both of which have contracts that are practically untradable. Who wants to pay Chris Paul $40M/year or Adams $25M/year?

      • Tazza

        Think Adams at 23 mil isn’t really that bad. He leads the league or close to in offensive rebounds, he averages about 14p10a2b and that’s with Russ stealing some boards. He also is one of the best screen setters and he’s only 26 and getting better. Can see him next year averaging 18p15r2b and playing better on the court than Drummond who’s getting 27 mil. Vucevic who is a scorer at centre and plays bugger all defence is getting 28 mill.

  3. nentwigs

    In the NBA how is it that:

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the CENTRAL?
    The Washington Wizards are in the SOUTHEAST?
    The Denver Nuggets are in the NORTHWEST?
    The Oklahoma City Thunder is in the NORTHWEST?
    The Minnesota Timberwolves (that SHOULD have been able to retain the name “LAKERS”) are in the NORTHWEST?
    The Memphis Grizzlies (are there Grizzlies is Memphis?) are in the SOUTHWEST?

    The NBA brass needs to brush up on Geography !!

    • Gary

      If you look at the population density of the United States of America everything intensifies geographically Eastward so a team like Cleveland would be in the center geographically.

      Take a road trip sometime, our wonderful land is pretty sparse in the Rockies, plains and in the West in general.

      If we did things your way some divisions would have nine teams and other divisions would have two teams. That makes sense to you? That’s what you would prefer to happen?

    • Gary

      I see what you’re saying in regards to the Los Angeles Lakers Minneapolis Lakers. But I tell you what, jazz music is not confined to New Orleans, it’s definitely appreciated Nationwide, including some folks in the wonderful state of Utah believe it or not.

      Also, I have a question for you. How do we handle all the individual or team franchise records for the Minneapolis Lakers who moved to Los Angeles and picked up a new nickname, but then 40 years later you have the Minneapolis Lakers?

      Is George Mikan career leader in field goal percentage or scoring or is Kareem Abdul Jabbar? Where does Kevin Garnett’s career points fall in? In my opinion it’s a lot easier to keep the nickname with the franchise itself regardless of how many lakes are in Los Angeles (umm, 22.)

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      They have Grizzlies somewhere in the outskirts of Vancouver, don’t they?

      • Gary

        Yeah, 300 years ago there were Grizzlies outside of Vancouver AND Memphis.

      • Gary

        I’m not sure why but nentwigs comes on here once a month and complains there’s no lakes in Los Angeles.

  4. x%sure

    Cavs may owe their 1st to the Hawks not the Pels. As Nentwigs might say, geographically almost right.

    • Luke Adams

      The Hawks traded that pick to New Orleans in the draft-day deal involving this year’s No. 4.

      • x%sure

        Aha. Well they won’t see it. Cavs will finish near the top of the wrong standings! Woohoo!

        Does the HR staff have any preference between the Athletic and espn+? I’m not thrilled by the Athletic.

        • Luke Adams

          I’m a fan of The Athletic if only for its scope — can’t think of many other sites that have veteran NBA beat writers covering all 30 teams.

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