Traded 2013 First-Round Draft Picks

November 22 2012 at 4:37pm CDT By Luke Adams

Prior to next February's trade deadline, at least a couple 2013 first-round picks are likely to change hands in trades. And once the season ends, a few more first-rounders could be on the move before draft night. Even with all that movement likely still to come, there are a number of teams that have already committed to giving up their first-round picks in 2013.

Often, however, those traded picks will only change hands if certain conditions are met. Protection on picks typically ensures that a team won't have to give up a pick right near the top of the draft, but the criteria vary from trade to trade.

Listed below is a rundown of which 2013 first-round picks have already been dealt, along with the protection on each pick. Be sure to check out our tentative 2013 draft order tool to keep tabs on the NBA's ongoing "reverse standings."

  • 76ers: Will send their first-round pick to the Heat if it's not in the top 14.
  • Bobcats: Will send their first-round pick to the Bulls if it's not in the top 12.
  • Grizzlies: Will send their first-round pick to the Timberwolves if it's not in the top 14.
  • Heat: Will send their first-round pick to the Cavaliers if it's not in the top 10.
  • Kings: Will send their first-round pick to the Cavaliers if it's not in the top 13.
  • Lakers: If the Lakers' first-round pick falls between 15-30, the Cavaliers can swap the least favorable of the Heat, Kings, and Cavs first-rounders with the Lakers pick. The least favorable of those four picks would then be sent to the Suns. However, if the Lakers' first-round pick falls between 1-14, it will automatically be sent to the Suns.
  • Mavericks: Will send their first-round pick to the Thunder if it's not in the top 20.
  • Pistons: Will send their first-round pick to the Bobcats if it's not in the top 14.
  • Raptors: Will send their first-round pick to the Thunder if it falls anywhere from 4-14.
  • Rockets: Will send their first-round pick to the Hawks if it's not in the top 14.
  • Timberwolves: Will send their first-round pick to the Suns if it's not in the top 13.
  • Trail Blazers: Will send their first-round pick to the Bobcats if it's not in the top 12.
  • Warriors: Will send their first-round pick to the Jazz if it's not in the top 6.

RealGM.com was used in the creation of this post.

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