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Dubbs asked in SportsBasketball · 8 years ago

Who is in charge of the draft policy of certain sports teams?

When a sports team, be it basketball or baseball, etc., trades players; who has the final say on the matter? Do the players, themselves, have any say if they're being traded off?

In general, I'd like to know how the political basis of a sports team works, so if you could add a web site explaining the policies of such matter, it would be well appreciated.

3 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Typically the General Manager has the say so...but in certain cases the Owner, such as Al Davis, George Steinbrenner, Jerry Jones, etc, will have final say in who is traded and how.

    The players, to a certain extent have say, but typically they don't.

    Take Carson Palmer, the QB from the Bengals. He refused to play for them any longer asking to be traded. However, the team President decided that he didn't want to trade him since he just signed him the year before to a long term contract. With no other option, Palmer retired. Cut to 2011 and the Raiders made a pitch to Mike Brown, President of the Bengals, to trade for him.

    So in this sense, both parties dictated where Palmer would play: The Browns stated that he had to play for them and disregarded any trade offers, but Palmer retired and didn't play at all, until the Raiders made an offer the Bengals couldn't refuse.

  • 8 years ago

    Players do have a little say but not much the person who has the most say is the president so in basketball David stern controls all the trades and either approves the trade or disapproves the trade.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The GM has the final say. Say Utah for example Dennis Lindsay is the GM for the Jazz. Ultimately he has the say on who they draft.

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