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Old 06-24-04, 06:53 PM
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Question: I was watching the ESPN coverage of pre-draft night, and on the bottom ticker, it listed Sacramento, not San Antonio, picking 28. Also it had San Antonio's first pick at 52. Was this just a mistake, or was there a deal with Sacramento? — Chen, San Antonio

Mike Monroe: I haven't heard of any trade with Sacramento, which doesn't necessarily mean there hasn't been one. The Spurs do like to trade out of the first round when they're picking that low. Right now, though, to the best of my knowledge they still have No. 28.
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