Can anyone please tell me why teams trade down for draft picks? If a team has the 3rd pick for example, why do they trade down to 6 and pick the same player they could have taken at 3?
Salary, sometimes the player isnt worth such a high pick.
Sometimes that team that's willing to trade up also sweetens the deal by throwing a player or cash into the mix. And if that player traded or the cash is worth it, plus youre still getting the player you want to draft initially, why not?
Thanks man, I really had no idea. Seems like a really stupid thing to overlook now that you told me haha
You would trade down if you could still get the player you want plus some other asset. For instance if you trade down you can get the player you want and an extra first round pick in the future. That's what is meant by getting the cake and eating to.
If a store offered what you want or what you want plus something great free, then which option would u choose?
PS Sorry if you are a teenager, teenagers are stupid enough naturally to be excused for such a bad question.
If the Cavs for example like Zeller, Bennet or maybe even the greek guy, they don't need to take them with the first overall. Their 19th pick for example is loo low --> trade down to 5 or 6 and take Zeller for example and get your hands on another talent in the trade or a future pick. In a draft like this I would trade down if I'm the Bobcats and don't like either Bennet or Oladipo. Two lottery picks is better value as a top five pick if you're not convinced with any player with your pick. Charlotte needs way more talent at the frontcourt and at the wing. Why not give away the pick to Philly for the 11th and their 2nd rounder and a young talent like Moultrie?
I can see that OKC could use some help. They are picking at 12, but no guy really stands out at me right there. Adams is a guy with potential but he could be a bust. Michael Carter-Williams does a lot of things well, and probably should be the pick there, but I can see them wanting to move down to Atlanta's spots at 17 and 18 where they can still get a good center like Dieng or Withey or maybe an upside guy like Rudy Gobert, and then get a guy at 18 for the wing position like Tim Hardaway, Glen Rice, Jr., Reggie Bullock, or that small forward from Greece.
I can definitely see OKC wanting to do that.
Usually when teams move down they get an extra asset, or you are Kings, move down, take on a really bad contract and draft Jimmer.