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Old 11-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck View Post
Kleet, I think you're confused by the poor organization of that paragraph. At first glance, it may appear as though the protections listed in paranthesis are in reference to the pick from Philly to Miami, leaving the impression that the pick to Miami could be locked up until 2018. That's not the case. Those protections are for the Orlando pick.

As RaptorsBuckeye fan was suggesting, the Miami pick obligation ends in 2015. If you look under Miami's credits, you'll see that. But if the pick falls outside the protection zone, they also just send Miami a couple of 2nd rounders. Either way, there is no 1st round pick obligation to Miami beyond 2015.

So, to put it simply, this is legal because, at the latest, Miami gets the 1st from Philly at 2015. Then Orlando can get Philly's pick in either 2017 or 2018. This is consistent with the collective bargaining agreement because (1) Philly does not trade away their pick two consecutive years in a row; and (2) they have not traded away a 1st round pick 7 years in advance, since the obligation ends in 2018.

It's different than our situation because our potential obligation to OKC via Hou extends to 2018. As long as the pick could possibly be givin away at any point between now and 2018, there is the potential scenarios to give up a 1st in back-to-back years, or in 2020, both of which violate the CBA. (see 1 and 2 above).
Well put.
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