JULY 30: The Rockets have officially announced their acquisition of Sengun’s draft rights.
JULY 29: The Thunder will trade pick No. 16 to the Rockets, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Houston will use the pick to draft Turkish center Alperen Sengun, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Oklahoma City will receive a pair of future first-rounders in return that originally belonged to the Pistons and Wizards, adds Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report (Twitter link).
According to RealGM, Detroit’s 2022 pick is protected for selections 1-16 next year, 1-18 in 2023, 1-18 in 2024, 1-13 in 2025, 1-11 in 2026 and 1-9 in 2027. If it doesn’t convey by then, Detroit will give up its 2027 second-rounder.
The protections on Washington’s 2023 pick are 1-14 in 2023, 1-12 in 2024, 1-10 in 2025 and 1-8 in 2026. If it still hasn’t conveyed, Washington will give up second-round picks in 2026 and 2027.
Sengun, who turned 19 this week, is the top international big man in the draft. He spent last season with Beşiktaş, averaging 19.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks per game, and was named MVP of the Turkish League. He also has extensive experience in international basketball.
41 thoughts on “Rockets Acquire No. 16 Pick Alperen Sengun From Thunder”
Rockets got a pretty nice team with Green/Porter/Wood and this dude now
I the the pieces. Jury still out on the franchise.
Ha he doesn’t mention Jae’Sean Tate, first team All Rookie. Best player on team.
Definitely not best player on the team. But he will be a nice role player on this team.
uhmm? wood not good enough wally? scratchn my head.
He needs someone to be his backup, right?
Trade assets to move up for a backup? Nah bro get real
They gave up two heavily protected picks from Detroit and Washington, it’s not like they gave OKC that much here.
This new center should be starting at center, with Wood at the power forward.
“Trade assets” not rly! They traded 3 2nd rd picks in 2026-2027!
When you gonna accept Wood is not a team guy. It’s all over Houston sports radio. What a terrible teammate he is. Trade him now. Catch up bro. You don’t even know your own team. My cousin lives in Houston and is a big Rocket fan. Aren’t you tired of me guys.
I haven’t heard that at all and I live in Houston and listen to Houston sports radio daily. I’m afraid you’re very misinformed.
I’m in Houston and I’ve always heard good things about him.
Hey how do I change my name? I was thinking LeBron AD Westbrook MVP’s or something like that…
Thunder getting more picks….I would have sworn they were gonna trade up tonite and it never happened…instead they trade …down….sorta. Glad they got their future picks back from Houston.
They tried. No one wanted to trade with them.
It is beyond comical how many picks the Thunder have.
They have enough to fund an expansion team in Seattle and still reconfigure their own 15 man roster.
Presti’s timeframe on this rebuild is making Hinkie look like a win now guy.
This team should be in the G-League already
This was a great move and I retract my doubt about not picking Mobley. Damn good draft so far for the Rockets
Rockets must have a deal working for the 23rd and 24th picks. I don’t see them keeping 4 first rounders unless Şegün is being kept oversees for a year or so.
Breaking: The Rockets have traded Wallyworld to the Brooklyn Nets fan base so he’ll stop jinxing their players with his TradeRumors handle
I dont know…I’m kind of looking forward to WallyWood Green…or Wally GreenWood? Or potentially my personally favorite Martin Wally GreenWood-Tate jr
Bahahahaha! You guys get it, well done
My name is mocked, thanks a lot. (Rock & Rule)
It’s actually supposed to sound like a beer, a porter is an excellent dark brew.
i admire your loyalty. didn’t mean to mock you, sorry greenwood porter.
I just wish you’d stop being such a bonehead when it comes to other teams especially the Lakers and Warriors just because you don’t like them…if you could just be an objective fan of basketball I could stop pretending to hate the Rockets lol
Damn I forgot Porter…but I think we can still make it work. Its tough though b/c now there are a lot more options
Martin-Porter WallyGreenWood-Tate jr
Martin-Porter GreenWood-WallyTate jr
Martin GreenPorter-WallyTateWood jr
Martin TateWood-WallyGreenPorter jr
Martin TateWood-PorterGreenWall Jr
Porter TateWood-GreenWall jr…
Porter TateWood-Martin GreenWall jr
I’m not making fun of the name. I think all of the options I’m throwing out there would actually be pretty epic
I feel like John Wall is definitely not being represented with his new name change
I feel like Wally as a first name has some funny options…what about going with Walgreens in there, but spelled WallGreens…at least 1 of these names needs to happen
WallGreens WoodPorter-TateMartin jr?
Those are fake first rounders.
Solid draft so far. Got a projected scorer with fire in his belly and a true center prospect. Perhaps we look for a sign and stash player or go for a solid power forward prospect like Garuba or Isaiah Jackson.
Good call on Garuba
Houston’s Young Guns: Green, Alperen Şengün, Usman Garuba, and Christopher.
You really nailed the new guys name, all the fancy letters and everything. Bravo.
that ş iş craşy. ştraight out of şlitheren.
Loved Houston’s draft
Hope they can get Garuba signed quick . I think this team will be really fun in 2~3 years
He’s not coming over for 5 years. He has 5 million dollar buyout and it goes up 1 million dollars a year until 2026. By then he will say forget it and stay there.
“With five more years remaining on his contract with Real Madrid and a very high NBA buyout ($3 million Euro) that will eat into his NBA paycheck significantly throughout his rookie scale deal, the fact that he can pay Real Madrid this amount in installments over time will allow him to come to the NBA immediately.” – analysis from ESPN last night. Makes it significantly easier for him to come play now.
These things have a way of working themselves out behind closed doors over a lunch meeting –
I have faith we will see Garuba real soon in the NBA