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The 13th pick, a simple solution




The major issue for the Cavs in acquiring the 13th pick from DAL is the fact that their most likely use would be to package that pick to get a top 10 selection. Due to the possibility that DAL will lose its 1st rounder in 2014 they cannot trade the pick before the draft, but instead must make a selection and then trade the player not the pick. There is however a simple solution to this problem which would allow the Cavs to land the 13th pick ahead of the draft.

Solution: return the Mavs pick from OKC. The Mavs pick is top 20 protected for 5 seasons and then unprotected so it is not wildly valuable. The Cavs could offer a very similarly valued pick by giving up their own top 20 protected pick for 5 seasons and then unprotected to OKC, return the DAL pick to DAL + two second rounders for the #13. Dal loses the cap hold and gets a 1st rounder + the second rounders back it desires.

Obviously there is no incentive for OKC here but it shouldn't take much for them to benefit- cash and a future second rounder might do it or perhaps taking some of the protection off the pick- ie making it top 18 protected for 5 seasons.

For the Cavs they pick up the #13 pick for a heavily protected #1 and 2 second rounders while keeping the #19 pick this year to package with #13 to move up.

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