A certain Turkish player has requested a trade from the Toronto Raptors. Should the Wolves consider taking on Hedo's remaining 4 years? Probably not, but just for kicks and giggles I thought about what taking Hedo on would mean for the Wolves both in regard to on the court performance, salary constraints, and incoming verses outgoing value.
Would adding Hedo to our starting lineup improve our roster in a considerable fashion? Absolutely. Wold he bring a veteran presence in a position of need for the Wolves? Yes.
Does Hedo possess a contract that is bloated and undesirable? Yes. Is there any possibility that it would be a good investment to bring him in? Are there only very specific situations that this would make sense? without a doubt.
Finally, what kind of deal would have to be put in place for the Wolves to take on Hedo? Something like this:
Wolves send Brewer, Gomes, Hollins and #16 to Raptors
Toronto sends Hedo and #13 to Wolves
Toronto does it to split up a lot of salary from one player to three. They can waive Gomes or keep him. Brewer is expiring if they end up not wanting him. Hollins is a gift from us.
Wolves do this because it gives them a good player in a position of need who has played on winning teams who can mentor the other players. He still has tred on his tires. Plus, we improve from the #16 to #13
Ultimately, we have to ask ourselves whether or not we want to overpay a player over the next four years in order to fill a need, provide veteran leadership, and get rid of Hollins.
One final note, I have presupposed throughout this post that Hedo is a good character guy, but we really don't know this. In fact, he was bench during the end of last year. I am optimistic, but am not certain. Kahn needs to do homework.