With both teams wanting to get a deal done by the start of free agency Tuesday, the Nets and Bucks are still wrangling over the draft pick in the Nets compensation for Jason Kidd. However, Chris Broussard of ESPN suggests there might be a compromise available.
Nets still looking for 1st round pick for Kidd compensation from Bucks. Doesn't have to be 2015 tho. Could be within next 3 or 4 yrs— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 30, 2014
Andy Katz reported Sunday that the Nets want the Bucks' 2015 first rounder, which is likely to be a lottery pick while the Bucks would prefer to send out a 2015 second rounder. Over the next four years, the Bucks have four first rounders, all their own, and six second rounders, four of their own, as well as protected picks from the Kings and Clippers.
The Nets would like to get a first rounder in order to get around the Stepien Rule, which prohibits teams from trading first-round draft picks in successive seasons. Getting a first rounder from the Bucks would essentially give them the flexibility to deal a first rounder, either own or the Bucks pick, in a trade.