A) Technically, we are getting the better pick of Minn and their own pick. 1 knee injury in LA has us wearing Lakers jerseys for 4 games instead of Thunder jerseys.
B) We can trade the worse of ours and the A) pick.
C) I don't think Minnesota having been assigned the pick sort of would affect the economics of the trasaction negatively. Needing a pick is just that. In fact, it's the pick they can most positively affect to the tune of 82 games instead of at most 4 directly. Sounds like a plus to ol' 42 if he's selling.