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    Most 1st round picks are lottery protected. That is to say if the pick is in the top 14, the pick doesn't trade teams.

    Can you do it the other way around? That is, stipulate that the pick MUST be in the top 14 for the pick to trade teams? If we trade O'Neal, chances are he's going to a contender (say, the Lakers). It might be worth it to be patient and demand that the pick has to be a lottery pick for us to grab it.

    I'm not specifically endorsing this idea just yet. But the question stands: is this possible? Has it happened before?

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    Default Re: Reverse Lottery Protection

    You make make it a future pick at a time of your choosing. When that has been done in the past it had to be taken by a certain year (I don't remember exactly but lets say within 10 years or something)

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    I'm not specifically endorsing this idea just yet. But the question stands: is this possible? Has it happened before?
    I don't see why its not possible, but I also don't see why a team would agree to it.

    Also, the protection on the pick would have to be lessened each year, so it would only be protected for so long.

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    Default Re: Reverse Lottery Protection

    i guess it might be possible, but why would you want to do that? if you're trading with a contender, how long do you have to wait before that team falls into the lottery? 4-5 seasons? might as well give j.o. away and "earn" the lottery picks that way.

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    Default Re: Reverse Lottery Protection

    Trading him to a contender should cost the other team enough that they aren't contenders anymore.

    Who, other than Kobe or Bynum, would we be willing to take from the Lakers for Jermaine freaking O'Neal?

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    Default Re: Reverse Lottery Protection

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    I don't see why its not possible, but I also don't see why a team would agree to it.

    Also, the protection on the pick would have to be lessened each year, so it would only be protected for so long.
    Teams do something like this, agreeing to choosing when to take it or retaining the right to SWAP picks at some point (typically limited by time frame).

    The Bulls will swap for the Knicks pick this year for example.

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