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06-28-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JDinklage Morgoone View Post
Might be a dumb question, but is the pick protected until it's not in the top 5? Like, if they got a protected pick from the Bobcats and they were the worst team and won the lottery, would the Sixers get their pick the next year regardless of where it was?
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Originally Posted by dawkins121 View Post
It all depends on the language of the trade. Sometimes they just won't get the pick, a lot of the time it's on a sliding scale of protection. For example it might be lottery protected in 2014, top 10 protected in 2015, top 5 protected in 2016, and 1st overall protected in 2017. Not sure what the story with the Pelicans pick is, NBA pick trades can get weird.
What he said. There's a lot of conditions in NBA trades.

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