March 1, 2013
According to Jason Lloyd, the Cavaliers and Kings had discussions about a deal that would have removed the restrictions surrounding Sacramento's first round pick owed to the Cavaliers in the Hickson/Casspi deal-
"#Cavs made offer to Sac to remove pick protections from Hickson/Casspi trade, league source said. Deal died with Sac/Hou trade last night" -Jason Lloyd
Those restrictions are as follows-
2013 first round draft pick from Sacramento: Sacramento's own 2013 first round draft pick to Cleveland (top-13 protected in 2013, top-12 protected in 2014, top-10 protected in 2015, top-10 protected in 2016 and top-10 protected in the 2017 Draft) If Cleveland has not received a first round pick from Sacramento by 2017, then Sacramento shall convey their own 2017 2nd round draft pick to Cleveland provided it is within the top-55 picks. If it is not, then Sacramento's obligation to Cleveland shall be extinguished. (Cleveland-Sacramento, 6/30/2011)
The deal Lloyd is referring to sent Thomas Ro...