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Old 05-30-2011, 11:35 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bltman View Post

Common misconception is that Hibbert was picked by raps and then included in the trade. What essentially happened is that the trade was completed before the draft but could not technically happen until after. Raps included a first rounder and Pacers included a second rounder. The Raptors technically chose Hibbert but it was done solely at the request of Pacers. Likewise, the Pacers selected Jawai, but again, that pick was made solely at the request of the Raptors. If the Raptors had not traded the pick away, who knows who they would have drafted.
Curious, if Hibbert was gone, would that trade have gone through? Probably more rhetorical now.
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