FanPost

Things I want to say and ask

This is probably the best local sport internet blog I've ever been a part of. Every once in a while (five times in the last year) I'll run into a Wolves fan, and if our conversation goes the direction of advanced analysis and truly detailed critique of the players, I'll ask if they read Canis Hoopus. Each time the response has been an emphatic yes along with a statement about how that person sits at work all day refreshing the site. If the five I've by chance met all say the same thing, there must be hundreds of you out there doing that. At work. You know who you are. You just hit F5 again, I can tell.

I've wanted to make mention of this for a long time now. Why haven't I? Well, because it's extremely boring and not the sort of thing you'd make a FanPost for. I also often have a question that Google won't answer or that solicits opinions. But it's not a major or necessarily important question. Feels kind of stupid to create a FanPost for that. I then decided that when anything pops in my mind, I'll write it down and eventually create a potpourri FanPost. Easier said than done. But while I'm a geek, I'm not that much of a geek. Well, today I decided to make a long FanPost out of nothing, because there's really no other way that I know of to get feedback on here. If there is a way to do it, please let me know so I can spare you a long FanPost like this when I have another simple question or comment I'd like most to see. Okay...there is an actual reason I've gone through this exercise...

Today's question has to do with Utah 1st that we own. Top 14 protected in 2012, top 12 protected in 2013, top 9 protected in 2014. If the Jazz have the 10th pick or worse in 2014, the Wolves have the right to swap 1st round picks with them (assuming the pick wasn't transferred in 2012 or 2013). If the 2014 picks are not swapped, the Wolves get the Jazz 2nd round pick in 2014. While the pick swap seems like an okay consolation prize, it suddenly occurred to me today that because of the "swap" part, we might not be able to trade this "pick."

I see the 2014 swap as the likely scenario,, but imagine if the Wolves traded it to Miami. Instead of the Jazz having to ship the 13th pick for the 20th pick, they'd have to give it up for the 30th pick, perhaps. We all know that the Wolves will win the championship in 2014, but Utah probably doesn't think so.

So because of this, does that make the Utah pick untradeable? People on here are always throwing it out as an asset we can deal, but I have my doubts. I doubt any agreement can be made now with Utah. Does the swap option just go away, and it becomes a 2014 second rounder?

(sorry if I was too brief)

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