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How can one team "own" another team's first-round pick?

Draft picks are an asset, and (in the NBA anyway) they can be traded between teams (subject to some restrictions). Whichever team has the pick on the day of the draft gets to select a player and have ...
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Has any player in NFL history been drafted to more than one team?

Bo Jackson was drafted first overall in 1986 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He refused to sign after the Buccaneers lied to him about his NCAA eligibility. They told him that it was okay for him to come ...
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What Is the Ted Stepien Rule?

As with almost anything NBA related, the CBA FAQ is a wonderful resource: Teams are restricted from trading away future first round draft picks in consecutive years. This is known as the "Ted ...
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Playing for a foreign team professionally?

You've pretty much answered your own question here: a player cannot play professionally without having permission to work in that country. Citizens of that country have permission to work, and others ...
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What caused "everyone" to overlook Mike Trout in the draft?

This is very well covered in an ESPN piece with interviews from several of the involved parties. The short answer: Trout was from a relatively unknown school (he was the first pick ever from his ...
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What caused "everyone" to overlook Mike Trout in the draft?

One of the major things that would make Mike Trout a passed up on draft opportunity would have been his age. Trout was just 18 at the time of the draft and just finished high school. He was a split ...
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NBA Free Agency vs. Draft for foreign players

Yes. As with everything else, it's all down to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the agreement between the players and the league/teams. The details are covered by the fantastic NBA Salary Cap FAQ: ...
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Is it possible to purchase another teams draft pick?

The NHL specifically forbids this with their CBA and Salary cap system. Teams can not trade "cash" they can only trade players and draft picks. Nhl teams can retain a players salary but only to a ...
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Vegas NHL team and trades

The answer to your question is yes. Current NHL teams are allowed to negotiate with the Vegas team, although it is completely up to Vegas to accept the offers. It is common in expansion drafts (in ...
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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?

Kirk McCaskill, who pitched for the MLB's California Angels and Chicago White Sox, was drafted by the NHL's Winnipeg Jets in 1981 and played one year of minor-league professional hockey for the Jets' ...
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What is a "college free agent" in the NHL?

The difference is that an ordinary free agent can sign whenever. An undrafted player who is in a college program can be signed if he is 20, and only after the final game of his college team's season.....
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What would happen if a team would let the draft timer run out?

If a team fails to get their pick in before the clock expires, the next team in the draft order is allowed to pick instead. Once that next pick is made, the original team can then use their "missed" ...
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NBA Draft - Are there any restrictions on signing an undrafted player?

In theory, a truly undrafted player can sign with anyone. However, your scenario is never going to happen - even if a player states that they'd only play for one team, it's still advantageous for ...
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Is it possible to purchase another teams draft pick?

A strategy that is used around the NFL is to trade salary cap dollars for a draft pick. It's not purchasing a draft pick for straight up cash, but most of the time when this tactic used the price of ...
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What advantage is there for a baseball player to be selected with a higher draft slot if he signs for "below slot" money?

Draft slots are essentially irrelevant in baseball except for the limited purpose of setting an opening salary (which is by convention). After the initial contract, it will make absolutely no ...
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During the draft, why are draft rights traded and not draft picks?

One reason why draft rights are traded in the NBA are because you're not allowed to trade consecutive first round picks. I.e., if you trade your only 2020 first round pick, you must make a 2021 first ...
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Compensation for an NFL draftee not signing?

Broadly, no: there is no specific compensation for failing to sign a rookie. It doesn't really happen, due to the rookie contracts being strictly defined; Bo Jackson is the only actual unsigned ...
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Who was the last college senior (used all four years of college eligibility) to be the first pick in the NBA draft?

Kenyon Martin was drafted first overall in the year 2000, after his senior year of college at the University of Cincinnati. He played all four years, though his first year was not a starting role for ...
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