ok guys, i apologise for not having everyone keep the deadline for sending in the protected lists (also for having the deadline so early).
usually, you CANNOT make a trade for an unprotected player as they effectively become part of the draft pool as soon as everyone's protected rosters are finalised.
however, in past seasons we have allowed people to modify their protected lists if it was before the deadline. since not everyone has submitted by the deadline it pretty much has become worthless.
so, this is what i'm going to do.
i will consider this a trade that occured before the submission of the protected list.
JS will have 11 players after this trade, and he still can submit 8 protected players.
mourning will now have 13 players before he submits his protected list. he still can only protect 8. he also does not have his second rounder, so he cannot protect 10 players (or more) unless he regains a second round pick somewhere. he can, however, keep 9 by forfeiting his first round draft pick.
after seeing this, JS and mourning, PM me regarding whether you want to continue with the trade or not.
obviously this highlights an important tactic: it is usually not worth it to trade for a player for just a pick during the summer before the protected list as it means you have to cut an extra player.
giving away a pick for a player during the season just means you can drop somebody else from your 12-man roster, which is fine.
giving away a pick for a player during the draft is also ok as you can keep 13 players until the first game deadline date (then sports.ws automatically drops your 13th player)
giving away a pick for a player after the protected list deadline and before the draft is also fine, you do not always necessarily go into the draft with exactly 8 players.
again, my apologies for not enforcing the previous deadline (some people either don't check their PMs or are really busy i guess). the new protected list deadline will be August 1, so trading can continue until that date.
also ken (and others who have not), could you submit your list please? thank you!