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07-26-2012, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by michaelsaas View Post
The amount of accepted offer sheets are very rare.
I thought it was interesting that out of the accepted offers - twice the draft picks were traded back to the original team for players - whatupwitdat?!
Team giving up the player doesn't want picks. So they threaten to match (thus depriving the signing team of getting the player they want) unless they agree on a secondary trade where the picks are given back for a better return. Sometimes no deal is reached and the contract is matched, sometimes it is and contract isn't matched and the secondary trade then happens.

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