Thunder-Spurs: Comparing how the two teams were built

With the two teams about to meet in the Western Conference Finals, John Rohde breaks down how the OKC Thunder and San Antonio Spurs were built.
BY JOHN ROHDE Published: May 26, 2012

Reggie Jackson: 2011 — No. 24 overall pick

Via trade

Thabo Sefolosha: Acquired from Chicago Bulls plus cash considerations in exchange for least favorable of Thunder's three 2009 first-round draft picks.

Eric Maynor: Acquired from Utah Jazz with Matt Harpring in exchange for draft rights to Peter Fehse.

Daequan Cook: Acquired from Miami Heat with No. 18 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft in exchange for No. 32 pick in 2010 NBA Draft.

Cole Aldrich: Acquired from New Orleans Hornets with Morris Peterson in exchange for the draft rights to Craig Brackins and Quincy Pondexter.

Kendrick Perkins: Acquired from Boston Celtics with Nate Robinson in exchange for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and Los Angeles Clippers' 2012 first- round draft pick.

Nazr Mohammed: Acquired from Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for D.J. White and Morris Peterson.

Lazar Hayward: Acquired from Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Robert Vaden and two conditional second-round draft picks.

Via free agency

Royal Ivey: Signed on July 21, 2010.

Derek Fisher: Signed on March 21, 2012.

How the Spurs were built

Via NBA Draft

Tim Duncan: 1997 — No. 1 overall pick

Manu Ginobili: 1999 — No. 57 overall selection

Tony Parker: 2001 — No. 28 overall selection

Tiago Splitter: 2007 — No. 28 overall selection

DeJuan Blair: 2009 — No. 37 overall selection

James Anderson: 2010 — No. 20 overall selection

Cory Joseph: 2011 — No. 29 overall selection

Via trade

Matt Bonner: Acquired from Toronto Raptors with Eric Williams and a 2009 second-round pick in exchange for Rasho Nesterovic.

Kawhi Leonard: Draft rights acquired from Indiana Pacers with Davis Bertans and Erazem Lorbek in exchange for George Hill.

Stephen Jackson: Acquired from Golden State Warriors in exchange for Richard Jefferson, T.J. Ford and protected first-round pick.

Via free agency

Gary Neal: Signed on July, 22, 2010.

Danny Green: Signed on March 6, 2011.

Boris Diaw: Signed on March 23, 2012.

Patty Mills: Signed on March 27, 2012.

Derrick Byars: Signed on April 25, 2012.


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