Lots of people wrote their summer off as a failure, but they kept their powder dry and now they're in position to move on Carmelo or any other significant moving part. The Wolves will be in a similar spot come the trading deadline.
(The four-way deal described also has Andrei Kirilenko going to Denver. That's not just an expiring deal moving; it's also Utah's defensive stalwart, just when they've added Al Jefferson and his questionable D to their mix. I was sort of counting on AK47 to help Jerry Sloan patch that situation up.... They'd be getting Boris Diaw back, supposedly, which means a versatile defender in exchange. Interesting, and good for their short-term cap number.)