Leonard is a lesson for the young Lakers. Just when everyone thought Leonard would join James and Davis to rule the league, Leonard passed George, He caught the Lakers by surprise, including the Thunder. In the big bang deal between the Clippers and the Thunder, the Clippers sent Gallinari, Alexander, four unprotected first-round picks, one protected first-round pick, and two first-round swaps. In fact, looking at this transaction alone, it is obvious that George's transaction value is far less than that, but if Leonard can be obtained after the transaction is completed, then the Clippers have no reason to reject the transaction.
I won’t discuss the specific transaction ratings of both parties. The Clippers and Thunder can be said to be no loss. Here to borrow The Clippers and Thunder deal gave everyone a popular NBA draft pick trading rule.
I don’t know if you still remember that the Rockets wanted Butler at the beginning of the game last year. According to reports at the time, The Rockets wanted to trade with the Timberwolves with four first-round picks in exchange for Butler, but for various reasons, the deal was not reached, and Butler eventually went to the 76ers. At the time, there were talks about the four first-round picks that caused The fans are interested, because under normal circumstances, in a transaction, 4 first-round signings are already the maximum upper limit of the first-round signings., So fans are talking about the Rockets at that time betting on the future.
In the NBA’s trading rules, there is such a rule, Known as the Stephen rule. Stephen's rule clearly states: A team cannot send out the first round of the next two consecutive years. The literal meaning is easy to understand. For example, if a team sends out the first round of the 2020-2021 season, thenSo they can't send the first round picks for the 2021-2022 season. In addition to the Stephen rule, there is a seven-year rule in the draft trading rules. The seven-year rule stipulates that a team can only trade the draft picks for the next seven years. These two rules are put together, so there is in the transaction. In theory, the four first-round picks are the upper limit of the transaction.
ThenThe question is, since a team can only trade its own 4 first-round picks, why can the Clippers give the Thunder 5 first-round picks?
Let’s take a look at the details of the Clippers and Thunder deal first:
The picks include the Clippers in 2022, 2024, and 2026. The first-round pick of the year comes from the Heat's unprotected first-round 2021 and 2023 first-round lottery protection, and the right to swap the 2023 and 2025 first-round draft picks with the Clippers.
Looking at the details of the transaction, everyone may understand that the Clippers have sent out their 3 first round picks and two first round picks from the Heat. The three first-round picks in 2022, 2024, and 2026 are not consecutive, but within seven years, so they do not violate the Stephen rule and sevenYear rule. The reason why this deal has five first-round picks is that the Clippers used the Heat's two first-round picks.
According to subsequent news, before the deal with the Clippers, the Thunder made an offer to the Raptors, hoping to exchange George and Westbrook for Siakam and a large number of first-round draft picks, but Because the Raptors did not have more first-round picks, the deal was not reached. Under normal circumstances, the Raptors can only send up 4 first-round picks when they do not have other teams' draft picks. The Clippers also met the requirements of the Thunder because of the Heat's two first-round picks.
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