Some are asking what’s an unprotected draft is in the NBA


I have gotten a few emails on the Chris Paul trade and have been asked what does unprotected draft mean? Well here is mean it means:

Unprotected picks allow the team to get any draft #. The Pick is theirs no matter if it’s a lottery pick or not. A protected pick will give that pick unless it’s a top 3.

For example say the Clippers sent a protected pick to the Hornets for someone. The Hornets would have to wait till the following year if it was a lottery pick. In a unprotected pick, they get it no matter what.

Author: Murphy

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  • Mary

    Very informative!!!

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