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Draft question: In the new cba, do teams still get a comp pick for unsigned 1st rounders?


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Yes, you still get a comp pick. I think it's the previous pick + 1, so if we have 4 this year and don't sign him we'd get 5 next year. Unfortunately, if you do that the next year's pick really has you held hostage in negotiations, so you may have to find a guy who will accept slot at a number higher than he can otherwise expect, which could take you out of the running for BPA, like a falling Wieters for example.

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So if we couldn't get a deal inked next year, our last chance would be with the #6 pick of the 2014 draft? It sounds like they're giving the teams a lot of leverage compared to the players. I'm surprised that more teams aren't willing to roll the die with next year's draft.

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