So in the other thread, there was a lot of gloom and doom over the fact that even if we don't send them our pick this year, we will next year or the next or so on. However, over at the suns blog, they mention that Ernie slipped in something called a pumpkin clause (if mike wants to elaborate on this then please do). What I gather from it, is that this means the pick is only theirs this year. Here's the qoute
We thought Ryan was pretty perspicacious, but he in fact traded Gortat for a conditional pick that expires after this season.
The Wizards GM actually tricked him with a pumpkin clause.
I think this will make the trade much more appealing.