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  1. Kerghan

    Kerghan First Round Draft Pick

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    I am trying to work out how the NBA draft for Detroit works over the next couple of seasons.

    2014 first round draft pick to Charlotte
    Detroit's own 2014 1st round pick to Charlotte (Top-8 protected in the 2014 NBA Draft, top-1 protected in 2015 and Unprotected in the 2016 Draft). [Charlotte-Detroit, 06/26/2012]

    Definition: The NBA prohibits teams from trading first-round draft picks in successive seasons. This is known as the Ted Stepien Rule.

    Above is what we owe Charlotte and the NBA rule regarding first round draft picks. So if Detroit owes Charlotte a first round pick possibly as early as next season, does that mean they cannot trade their first round pick this season as that would result in us not having a first round pick for 2 years in a row?

    I am not suggesting we trade the pick or anything I was just curious.
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    The Panda Garbage Post All Star Forum Donor

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    Yes, we cannot trade the pick. We are picking inside the protected zone.
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    Kerghan First Round Draft Pick

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    Thanks mate I thought as much but I wasn't sure.

    So for those who want to make a big trade and throw in this years first rounder. Sorry not possible.
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    Good point.


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    Good old Ted Stepien.
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    Kerghan First Round Draft Pick

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    You know you suck at your job when they make / name a rule to stop you doing stupid things.
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    We can however trade the player we draft with the 1st round pick if I understand the rules correct.
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    You can Pick & Trade.. that's right. So you can talk to any team, pick whoever that team wants and trade him while the draft is still going on.
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    Laimbrane All-Star Forum Donor

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    Well, you knew there had to be a way to out-stupid Ted Stepien.
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