Could a team trade their lottery ball?

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  1. goteam

    goteam Registered User

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    If, for example, a team wanted to load up with some cheap talent or a massive influx of $$$$ - would they be able to trade their lottery ball prior to the picks being made next week, since the lottery only would be held immediately after the voting by both sides and as such, no CBA would be in place.

    I realize that this is highly rhetorical - but what if?
     
  2. PredsFan77*

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    yes....I forsee The Rangers buying everyones balls.


    You balls belong to Cablevision
     
  3. Captain Ron

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    You should change the name of this thread to "Could someone trade their balls?"

    :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
     
  4. goteam

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    most definitely considered it beforehand
     
  5. MeatTornado

    MeatTornado I was born ready

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    I don't think any teams can make any trades before the CBA is fully in effect... and as soon as the CBA comes into effect, the draft order is announced.
     
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    all your balls are belong to us
     
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    Well, if the balls are just treated as a first rounder than you could probably just trade your first round draft pick which is essentially the lottery balls.
     
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    I dont know ... do you really want to be left with no balls?
     
  9. PEli*

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    I'm sure it would be interesting to see the quotes after draft day...

    "We were really interested in moving up in the draft but we didn't have enough balls. Teams like Chicago, Buffalo and the Rangers...they had all the balls. We wanted them. But there were too many ballsy deals floating around and when you've only got two balls, it sure would be a shame to lose one."
     
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    that is hysterical .... :biglaugh: to answer the initial Q, if it is a serious one, no teams can't trade their balls to another team or buy more balls .... no transactions are allowed until after the ratification and siging of the new CBA. this will hppen after the draft lottery.
     
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    The idea I had was to allow teams to trade "cap space". Say, like this just as an example:

    Detroit gets: 4th round draft pick plus $1.5 million in cap space for 3 years
    Columbus gets: 2nd round draft pick.

    It treats cap room not as an absolute, but as a tradeable commodity, like draft choices.
     
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    completely contradicts the idea of having a cap at all. the richest teams will then still have 60 million to use for a team
     
  13. Moon Man*

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    Larry Quinn has been on the phone with Bill Daly talking about his balls all day.
     
  14. Sturminator

    Sturminator I voted for Kodos

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    Terrible idea, as it encourages cheap owners to sell their cap space to the Rangers for draft picks. Personally, I think the minimum team budget should be raised, if anything.
     
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    Brian Burke would probably say something like you suggested.
     
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    the draft lottery will be held BEFORE the lockout is officially over, therefore teams can't traded their lottery spot since trades won't be allowed...you'd have to wait till trades are allowed which will be after the lottery.
     
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    I was actually kinda wondering about this myself, but the people who say that they can't be traded since the lockout won't be over until after the draft are on the money. Still, it's kind of an interesting idea. Would they mark the traded balls to see who the original owner was? And would a team with one ball who trades it be giving up their first round pick? Or what if a team with three balls sells one and that's the one that gets picked first. Would that team lose their first round pick?
     
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    i would assume no, because if Team A has 3 balls and sells one to Team B, then when Team B wins they don't get another first round pick.
     
  19. PEli*

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    That's because he's got balls.
     
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    The way i see it...the following takes place.

    Edmonton trades away their lottery balls and announces they have "no balls".










    JK
     
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