Are you sure? This can't be done. Its likely they were talking about if he declared for the draft, they drafted him and then no CBA was reached. At that point, they would hold his draft rights until its reached. I'm not really sure what the conversation was about (I'm going to try to find it) but you can't draft players who haven't declared, if this was the case, a team would have drafted Peyton Manning in 1997 and waited a year.