Swapped first round picks for 2023 NBA Draft

The 2023 NBA draft is still more than 10 months away, but a number of teams have already traded their first-round picks for ’23, and more clubs may do so before this season’s trading deadline.

We use the space below to keep track of each team’s picks for 2023 in the first round, and continuously update them throughout the year as needed.

We’ve listed all 30 teams here, so even if a team didn’t trade their first round pick, it’ll be noted. We’ll also provide details on the protections for each traded choice, including what happens to the choice in 2024 if it doesn’t change hands in 2023.

Here’s the full breakdown of the status of each pick in the first round of 2023:


Atlantic Ocean

  • Boston Celtics: Traded to Pacers (top-12 protected).
    • If this pick falls into its protected range, the Celtics will send the Spurs a second round in 2023.
  • Brooklyn nets: Traded swap rights to missiles.
    • The Nets either have their own choice in the first round, the choice of the Rockets or the choice of the Sixers. They get the choice of the Sixers if it is the most favorable of the three; otherwise they would get the second most favorable choice of the three.
  • New York Knicks: Own choice.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Traded to nets or Jazz.
    • The Nets will receive the first round of the Sixers if it is the most or the second most favorable of the first rounds of the Sixers, Nets and Rockets in 2023. If it is the least favorable of the three, the Jazz will receive it.
  • Toronto Raptors: Own choice.

Central

  • Chicago Bulls: Traded to Magic (top-4 protected).
    • If this pick lands in its protected range, the Bulls would owe the Magic their first round pick in 2024 (top-3 protected).
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Traded to Pacers (top-14 protected).
    • If this pick falls into the protected range, the Cavaliers will send the Pacers their pick for the second round of 2025 and the Lakers’ pick for the second round in 2026.
  • Detroit Pistons: Traded to Knicks (top-18 protected).
    • If this pick lands in its protected range, the Pistons would owe the Knicks their first-round pick in 2024 (top-18 protected).
  • Indiana Pacers: Own choice.
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Traded to missiles (unprotected).

Southeast

  • Atlanta Hawks: Own choice.
  • Charlotte Hornets: Traded to tracks (top-16 protected).
    • If this pick lands in his protected range, the Hornets would owe the Spurs their first-round pick in 2024 (top-14 protected).
  • Miami Heat: Own choice.
  • Orlando Magic: Own choice.
  • Washington Wizards: Traded to Knicks (top-14 protected).
    • If this pick lands in its protected range, the Wizards would owe the Knicks their first-round pick in 2024 (top-12 protected).

North West

  • Denver Nuggets: Traded to hornets (top-14 protected).
    • If this pick lands in his protected range, the Nuggets would owe the Hornets their first-round pick in 2024 (top-14 protected).
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Traded to Jazz (unprotected).
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Own choice.
    • The Thunder will have the option to trade their pick with the Clippers’ 2023 first rounder.
  • Portland Trailblazers: Traded to bulls (top-14 protected).
    • If this pick lands in its protected range, the Trail Blazers would owe the Bulls their first-round pick in 2024 (top-14 protected).
  • Utah Jazz: Own choice.

Pacific

  • Golden State Warriors: Own choice.
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Traded swap rights to Thunder.
    • The Clippers have their own choice in the first round or the choice of the Thunder, whichever is less favorable.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: Traded swap rights to pelicans.
    • The Lakers have their own choice in the first round or the choice of the Pelicans, whichever is less favorable.
  • Phoenix Suns: Own choice.
  • Sacramento Kings: Own choice.

southwest

  • Dallas Mavericks: Traded to Knicks (top-10 protected).
    • If this pick falls into his protected range, the Mavericks would owe the Knicks their first-round pick in 2024 (top-10 protected).
  • Houston missiles: Own choice.
    • The Rockets have the option to trade their pick with the Nets’ first round of 2023.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Own choice.
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Own choice.
    • The Pelicans have the option to trade their pick with the Lakers’ 2023 first rounder.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Own choice.

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