Warriors had to add 1st-rd pick to sign and trade because KD "balked" at the idea of being dealt straight-up for DLO, per ESPN and Bleacher Report.
What in the actual ****, let's break this down.
Did the Warriors HAVE to add this pick because KD directly told them to (in which case...I'm at a loss for words) or did he instruct the Nets to not do the sign and trade UNLESS they also got a 1st round pick from the Warriors, in which case he would be doing a service for his new team.
But even then what the ****, since when do players have a say in DRAFT PICKS being included in a deal? I get it, sign and trades players have a little bit more leverage due to not being tied down to a team contract...but this is just strange.