You can trade the pick, but you can't pick the trade

Dallas reportedly has been chasing the No. 5 pick to get Hill, and,
Williams believably claims the Warriors are deeply interested in his
point-forward skills. Golden State general manager Larry Riley says his
squad will take a point guard or some beef up front, but it is unclear
how Hill would help the fast-paced Warriors.

OK, if you are still reading, you buy into these givens: Golden State wants Williams and Dallas wants Hill. Here is where you might stop reading or just get mad at the collective-bargaining agreement:

If this trade happens, the Warriors would be owed something. Problem is, it would be almost impossible to get Josh Howard or Jose Juan Barea from Dallas. It would more likely to get a future pick and an escapable contract.

It would probably be something like: the rights to Hill and Corey Maggette for the rights to Williams, an easily bought-out contract from Jerry Stackhouse and a future first-round pick.

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