The title of this thread is wrong. No pick went to DET.
@sam_amick: "According to source, the pick is lottery protected next year, top 8 in 2014, No. 1 protected in 2015 and unprotected in 2016"
This essentially means CHA will get a future lotto pick since its extremely unlikely DET makes the playoffs next year, and they got the better talent in the deal in Gordon. Yes, Gordon has an extra year on his deal than Maggette, but CHA needed to take on salary because they only have like 5 guys on their team come 2013/14. Great deal for CHA.
DET sheds salary. But they still wont have any cap flexibility come next offseason even with Maggette off the books right? If they dont, then what was the point?