Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.
a On October 12, 2009, Air21 is involved in a three way trade between Talk 'N Text and Barako Bull. Air21 was able to get Barako Bull’s 2010 (previously acquired by Talk ‘N Text) and 2012 first-round picks and will also take Talk ‘N Text’s 2013 and 2014 first-round picks. Barako Bull will now have the rights on Orlando Daroya of Talk 'N Text while Talk ‘N Text will get Japeth Aguilar from Air21, who will be loaned to Smart Gilas.
b 12 On August 20, 2010, Talk 'N Text acquired Air21's first round fourth pick in a three-team trade involving Air21, Talk 'N Text and Meralco. Josh Urbiztondo from Meralco and the team's first round third pick (Acquired from Coca-Cola after trading Chris Ross in exchange for Paolo Mendoza during Sta. Lucia's tenure in the PBA.) were traded to Air21. Talk 'N Text acquired Air21's first round fourth pick. Mark Cardona from Talk 'N Text went to Meralco.
d On February 10, 2009, Barako Bull acquired Barangay Ginebra's second round pick by trading Alex Crisano.
e During the 2008-09 season, Barangay Ginebra acquired Barako Bull's first round pick by trading Mike Holper. Barako Bull's first round draft pick was previously acquired from San Miguel from the Mick Pennisi trade.
f Just a day after the 2008 PBA draft, Alaska received Joe Devance and second round picks for 2009 and 2010 from Rain or Shine in exchange for Eddie Laure and the 5th overall pick Solomon Mercado.