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Old 06-24-2008, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Interesting .... I didn't know this. So any deal that the Raps might have in place that include our #17, we'd be drafting for that respective team and the player they covet. Did you guys know this?

Originally Posted by Eric Smith
It should be noted that … my understanding is that the Raptors cannot trade their 1ST round pick outright. NBA rules stipulate that you cannot trade your first round pick in back to back seasons. Thus, if Toronto were to make this deal, they’d either have to (a) select a player on Indy’s behalf - and then make the deal on draft night, or (b) make the trade after draft night.

Should be interesting to see how this all shakes out. Whether THIS deal ends up happening or not remains to be seen … but there’s no doubt that Bryan Colangelo and the Raps are very active in the trade market.
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