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Questions tagged [draft]

Questions about drafts, processes used to allocate players to sports teams.

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NBA Free Agency vs. Draft for foreign players

I have a question related to how non-US/CAN players may join a NBA team. I understand that getting drafted should be usually preferred from the players' perspective, as you have a guaranteed salary in ...
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How can one team “own” another team's first-round pick?

For instance, the byline to this Bleacher Report article reads "The Cleveland Cavaliers own the Brooklyn Nets' first-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft." How can one team own another team's first-round ...
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Would it make sense for some teams to “extend” the terms of qualifying offers?

A "qualifying offer" is the market's way of determining which free agents should carry draft pick compensation. The amount for this year is $17.4 million, I believe. If a team extends this to a free ...
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What is a “college free agent” in the NHL?

On 27th June 2017, Spencer Foo signed with the Calgary Flames as a "college free agent". My naive understanding of the NHL was that entry-level players came in via two routes: Either they are drafted,...
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What would happen if a team would let the draft timer run out?

Watching the NHL draft and teams are 'on the clock'... They only have a few minutes to announce their pick. But what would happen if a team, by inadvertance, let that timer run out?
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NBA Draft - Are there any restrictions on signing an undrafted player?

If a played goes undrafted, are there any restrictions on where he can sign? Can any team sign him without penalty? Example scenario: Lonzo Ball wants to sign with the Golden State Warriors But ...
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Can a basketball player refuse to be chosen in a particular team? [duplicate]

Is it possible that during the annual draft a basketball player do not accept the proposal from the team? I mean, e.g. if during draft 2017 there are more teams that would like to choose Markelle ...
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What Is the Ted Stepien Rule?

I was reading the Wikipedia page of the Cleveland Caveliers. It stated that former owner Ted Stepien was famous for always trading away the cavs' first round picks. It also stated that because of ...
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Is it possible to purchase another teams draft pick?

Has a team in any of the major US sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) ever purchased another teams draft pick for cash? It is common for teams to trade their draft picks for player but I am wondering ...
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Vegas NHL team and trades

If I remember correctly, the new Las Vegas NHL team will be picking third in each round of the 2017 Entry Draft and will be subject to the draft lottery as well. I have a question: Are the existing ...
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Playing for a foreign team professionally? [closed]

Say someone tries out for a team not in their country of nationality and the team will accept them. Given that this is professional, what would the player/team have to do? Visitors to foreign ...
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Draft Pick Trading in NHL

When trading picks (1st round, etc...) Do you essentially give up your spot, or do you give an extra pick to the other team? For example, the Leafs won the draft lottery so they get to pick first. If ...
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How do College Drafts work?

I am not American and this is something I do not understand about sports here in the US, so please bear with me. I know in the US, professional sports teams can't be "relegated" to a "second Division,"...
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Can a NBA team buy a draft pick?

Can a NBA team buy a draft pick for cash from another nba team?
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Why would a recently drafted player sign for less than slot value?

Why would a recently drafted player sign for less than slot value? This is their only chance to make some money before making the big club if that ever happens? Seems to me it is not in the players ...
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Finish College after NBA Draft

After a college student declares that they will enter the NBA draft, do they have to finish the school year, or do they have to un-enroll from school (unless they commit back to their school before ...
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Can a collegiate player reject a draft pick?

I'm asking this question because of my ignorance of the fine aspects of drafts. Suppose that I'm playing basketball in college (I don't know if the specific sport matters; let's stay with basketball) ...
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NFL Draft Picks compared to the Success of Career

I have a couple of questions about the correlation between when a player is drafted and how well his career pans out. 1) How strong is the correlation between which round a prospective NFL player is ...
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Who is the oldest player who was drafted in the NBA?

I would like to know who the oldest player was that ever got drafted into the NBA?
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Is Tom Glavine the only hockey player who was drafted by the NHL, but went on to play another professional sport?

At his MLB Hall of Fame induction, Tom Glavine noted that he was also drafted to play hockey by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings (1984 draft, 4th round), ahead of Hockey Hall of Famers Brett Hull (6th ...
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What is the lowest overall baseball draft pick that has played in a major league game?

In an answer to this question, a pro coach "justified" his publicity stunt of picking Johnny Manziel (a football player) with the 837th overall pick by saying, "No 837th pick has ever played in a ...
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Do any professional sports leagues which have drafts use a snake draft format?

A "snake" draft is a draft in which the team with the first overall pick gets the last pick of the second round, then goes first in the third round and last in the fourth, etc. It narrows the ...
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What are the guidelines for declaring for the MLB Draft?

Johnny Manziel was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round of the 2014 MLB Draft as a shortstop(1). However, Manziel is better known as a quarterback, currently of the Cleveland Browns, ...
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When did the NFL start using the Wonderlic test and how is it applied to the draft process?

I recently took a Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test at a job interview. It consisted of logic, mathematics and grammar. The NFL uses this exam as a part of their draft analysis. I can understand why I ...
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What does it mean to say, “X was the Nth overall pick for this season”?

I am a recent NFL enthusiast and have just started following the games but some terminology still stumps me. I understand the draft process in general and know that every year each of the 32 teams get ...
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What are the guidelines for declaring for the NFL Draft?

For the 2014 NFL Draft, a record of 98 underclassmen have declared for the draft(1). What are the guidelines for declaring for the NFL Draft? The NBA has a "one year rule" in that players are ...
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How do European players get drafted into the NBA?

As someone who knows more about European/FIBA basketball, but very little about how the NBA works, I was wondering how players currently playing for European teams (e.g. in Spain/Greece/eastern Europe)...
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When does a player become eligible for the Rule 5 Draft?

During the annual meetings of baseball every winter there is a short reorganization of baseball teams. It's called the Rule 5 draft. During this draft a certain group of players from each team are ...
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If a college player declares for the draft early and doesn't get drafted, can he go back to school?

If a college player (football/basketball/etc) declares for the draft early and doesn't get drafted, can he go back to school or does declaring make them ineligible to play college sports anymore?
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How are compensatory draft picks decided for the NFL?

The draft for the National Football League (NFL) now includes 32 compensatory draft picks awarded to teams that lost value in free agency prior to the draft. These picks are awarded at the ends of ...
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What is the highest number of picks a team has had in the draft?

I was looking at the draft from 2012 and noticed that the 49ers had made a lot of trades to acquire more picks for the 2013 draft. This led me to wonder about trades and the number of draft picks ...
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What are the steps a draftee takes to make it to the big leagues?

Let's say a player is drafted in the 2012 draft. What is the intermediate process for him getting a call to the Major League team that drafted him?