- Feb 17, 2009
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31 typically has more value than the picks above it because it's the first pick of the second round which is usually a international player. First round picks have to be signed to the pay scale of first round picks. Second round picks can be signed with cap space or an exception. Typically 31 is where an good international player gets picked because they feel they can compete salary wise to bring him over. There is a point in the first round that the amount they can sign a player for isn't a competitive offer for certain international players so they tend to lose them to better offers from international teams.
It's why we traded our first round pick for two 2nd round picks to draft Cedi in 2017. We had to sign Cedi using part of the MLE.