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Cavaliers gain ability to trade their 2018 pick

Cavaliers gain ability to trade their 2018 pick

The Cavs added flexibility by moving Irving. We know that the Cleveland Cavaliers received a massive haul in exchange for Kyrie Irving. But there was an additional benefit for the team that goes beyond the four assets they received for the All-Star. For those that don’t know, the Stepien Rule is a rule that ensures teams don’t end up with back to back years without a draft pick. Even if it is not a guarantee that a pick will be converted, the possibility handcuffs a team’s ability to move picks for the surrounding years. In the Kyle Korver trade, the Cavaliers sent out their 2019...

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