Originally posted by LA9erFan:
They could have still traded their '15 pick.
How? Considering we still don't own our 2014 first round pick either.
How do you figure?
2013 It's Top Seven protected- which we'll lose this year. But we don't own our 2014 first rounder until we officially lose this pick.
2014 It's Top Six protected
So how could we offer our 2015 first round pick when didn't own our 2014 first round pick at the time ?
That's not how pick protection works. The Stepien Rule (where you can't trade back-to-back picks) only applies to the first year that you try to trade it. So if it was initially a '12 First Round pick (with protection) you can't trade your '13 pick ahead of time, but you can trade your '14 pick. If the protection kicks in (like it did with the Warriors last year) and you end up surrendering it in '13 instead, you can still trade your '14 pick.
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