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12-20-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jughead42 View Post
No it doesn't, it allows the "have" teams to bulk up for playoff runs and protect their best future assets. If London had to surrender a 1st round pick for Austin Watson would that not help parity more by giving the Petes a better asset for the future while hindering a more developed club? It's the teams that struggle that need these picks and the rule prevents them from acquiring them in trade. Pretty dumb.
We agree 100% on this. The inability to trade 1st round picks prevents more trades from happening. Would you rather trade your best asset for a 1st round pick that is 15th or 16th or trade for a 2nd round pick which could be 37th or 38th? There's a big difference between those 20 spots in the draft. Instead of an organization loading up on 2nd round picks and making trades look very lopsided you can get deals that look at least fair. It's comical how people talk about lopsided deals in other leagues but at least those teams are gettign 1st round picks which could be good value. Dealing a top player and receiving a 2nd rounder in 2016 doesn't impress me much.

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