Is there a limit to how far in the future a pick can be traded?
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09-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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It'd be interesting to see a GM stock up on first rounders from a single year well into the future and get them at a discounted rate. Every time they'd add another top 30 pick they'd be getting that much more value (and risk obviously) towards a future run. This becomes that much more enticing in the modern day salary cap, where having quality players on ELCs seems to be a great means of success.
It's a pretty outside the box concept that makes me wonder what a GM would actually value a first rounder that far into the future
. Because if that GM is under contract ala Dick Ripietro, they'd be able to take advantage of GMs who need to win before they lose their job.
The risk is a concern, and looking to build well into the future can't bode well for current day fan interest / revenues, but one would think that these first rounders far down the road wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. So if the risk was calculated well, and it only cost the GMs spare / expendable parts, it seems like a lucrative way of succeeding in a cap world.
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