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06-10-2003, 12:07 AM
First-round picks involved in trade

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings completed a complicated trade of first-round draft picks with the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Detroit got Sacramento's rights to the Atlanta Hawks' pick in one of the next two drafts. In return, the Kings reclaimed a first-round pick they traded to Detroit two years ago.

The Kings acquired the Hawks' pick last summer for the rights to Dan Dickau. Sacramento owed one of its first-round picks before 2008 to the Pistons after a 2001 trade involving Jon Barry and Mateen Cleaves.

"This gives us all of our flexibility back with regards to our first-round draft selections going forward," Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie said. "It also eliminates the possibility of us losing a mid-first-round draft pick in the next three to four years."

Tony tha Mavs fan
06-10-2003, 01:42 AM
That makes no sense to me, why would the Kings want their own pick when the Hawks have a worse team and their pick would be more valuable in the long run?

06-10-2003, 06:04 AM
Because Sacramento wants someone NOW.