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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 28: Damian Lillard (R) of Weber State greets NBA Commissioner David Stern (L) after he was selected number six overall by the Portland Trail Blazers during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at Prudential Center on June 28, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) | Elsa via Getty Images

First-round picks in the NBA Draft are some of the most valuable assets on the trade market. There are reasons for this! Here are the most important.

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