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12-24-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by apice3 View Post
The pick from the Wallace trade was already used.

I think the JJ trade, they traded a Houston Rockets 1st rounder that was obtained in a previous Terrence Williams trade. But the lotto protection rules have me confused on it.

The Deron Williams picks are all used as well, I believe. He's been here 2 years already. I'm pretty sure they only traded 2 1sts (and Favors and Harris) and one of the picks wasn't even theirs.
Yeah, that's what I meant. They had a bunch of picks that were originally from other teams (obviously with varying protections). If I remember correctly, as I'm far too lazy to look it up, I believe one was Houston, maybe one was the Clippers or Timberwolves. I could be mixing this up with the Knicks. But I feel like when it was Nets/Knicks in the race to trade for Carmelo, they were saying the Nets could trade X players and up to 4 1st round picks, with at most 2 of them being their own. Those must have been the ones they were dealing to still have all of their current/future first rounders available.

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