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What are the Trail Blazers’ 2017 NBA Draft Options?

Blazer's Edge editor Eric Griffith joins Team Mom on the Blazer’s Edge FANalsysts Podcast to break down the Trail Blazers options leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft.

2015 NBA Draft Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The Trail Blazers hold three first-round draft picks. Many people think they’ll use one or more to shed salary or bring in an experienced veteran. Guest Eric Griffith joins Tara to break down the rules for trading NBA draft picks.

They also answer:

  • What is the Stepien rule and how does it apply to the Trail Blazers or any potential trade partners?
  • How much is a draft pick worth when it is included in a trade?
  • What exactly are the options for a salary dump?
  • Who might want first round draft picks?

Of course, we have some random fun facts about the NBA Draft. What multi-sport athlete did the Chicago Bulls draft the same year they drafted Michael Jordan? Has a woman ever been drafted by an NBA team?

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Off Season Book Club

Join Team Mom and friends in the #OffSeasonBookClub. We’re reading Loose Balls: The Short Wild Life of the American Basketball Association. It is an oral history of the ABA as compiled by sportswriter Terry Pluto. You’ll get all the details about the short-lived league, from its inception to to the eventual merger with the NBA as told by the players, media and front office execs. (Not sold yet? You can get a taste for the ABA by watching Semi-Pro with Will Ferrell).

Find Loose Balls at your local library, bookstore or online. Join the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #OffSeasonBookClub and listen later this month when we discuss the book.

Find Tara and Eric on Twitter at @tcbbiggs and @EricG_NBA.