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12-23-2012, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott04 View Post
I know it always used to be a rule preventing you from doing it. I really just have no idea if they got rid of it or not. It would make more sense that its not a coincidence that those are the picks the Nets have left, especially given how long that rule was in place. The thing that confuses me about it is how lottery protections on picks impact it. If you're not allowed to trade your pick consecutive years, what happens when your pick falls in a protected spot? These "conditions" make it a major pain to follow.
Yeah, it's a really complicated set of rules. The lotto protection is cool though because it can help prevent tanking.

My thought process is if you're trading multiple firsts, your getting a solid player and you're playing to win now, so chances are you'll be drafting late so lotto protection probably isn't really practical.

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