Yes, I realized that MORE than one person had draft picks in next year's draft available!
Here's the back story:
DV wanted to swap picks with me - my 1st for his 2012 1st - because he had two guys he wanted from the draft. That's all fine, I would have just settled for that. BUT, I really wanted a player back in return. AND, he now owns Manu Ginobili, who I would have loved to have, being a Spurs fan in real life. So, I made another deal, this time with dasein, to swap HIS 2nd round pick with mine. NOW, I had two picks in a row - #16 and #1 in the 2nd. I made the offer to DV that I would PICK the two guys he wanted, that way they would be on my salary, AND, I would offer him my OTHER 1st round pick, Tristan Thompson, AND, he would have to take Luke Ridnour from me at 2.4M, so I could make the salaries match
for Manu. DV walked away from the table, so I picked the two guys, and the rest is history.
NOW...I pose this question to the league, as well as nsink:
IF I HAD OFFERED YOU (HIM) MY THREE DRAFT PICKS FOR THIS YEAR, #'S 5, 16, AND 3 IN THE 2ND ROUND, WOULD YOU (HE) HAVE CONSIDERED A DEAL FOR MANU GINOBILI???
It's got NOTHING TO DO with he PIIIIIICKS...it's got EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE RUUUUULES!!!
THAT'S MY POINT! I don't care that I jumped through hoops to make a deal, and DV walked away from it. I'm not BITTER about that! I'll simply trade those guys later in the pre-season for minimum wage scurbs and be done with it, no problem! BUT I COULD HAVE
, AND WOULD HAVE
, MADE NSINK AN OFFER OF DRAFT PICKS THIS SEASON, AND EVEN NEXT
SEASON, FOR A GUY I REALLY, REALLY WANTED!!!
Yes, the rules were like that last year as well...BUT THEY WERE NOT FOLLOWED HERE!!! Except for myself, WHO ASKED IF I COULD TRADE PICKS FOR PLAYERS, AND WAS TOLD NO!
And on top of THAT
, I was even trying to offer up CRAP
(Luke freaking Ridnour!) IN ORDER TO MAKE THE SALARIES MATCH! ANOTHER RULE
I WAS FOLLOWING!!!
BUT APPARENTLY ALLLLLLL THAT'S GONE OUT THE WINDOW, BECAUSE WE ALLLLLLLL HAVE CAP SPACE!
Fine...enjoy the rest of the auctions, and trading...I'm going to just sit and wait until right before the season starts, get my 11 scrubs, and hang on for the ride.
And sorry guys, I've been typeing while you all have been posting.
@Jim: I just want players I want, buddy. I LIKE Manu, I wanted MANU. I've got Splitter...because I LIKE having Splitter. Yes, I want to compete...but I also want the opportunity to play Khan as well.
@sink: You didn't do anything wrong. But would you have taken the offer I mentioned above? Three draft picks, plus maybe a future one, for Manu?
@ the others: So we can now break the rules once, then ask for forgiveness, and move on? Sweet...I like that...expect me to be making my next trade for salary cap space, straight up, then I'll apologize for it, and we'll settle it NEXT off-season. Sounds good to me!