According to the "Shades of Blue" blog, Mayo is sure to be traded and probably Thabeet, as well. Here is the link.
Is there a scenario here that makes sense for the Wolves?Interestingly, part of the issue with Mayo, according to the above article, is that he had a desire to play the point and Hollins was insistent that Mayo is a scorer alone. There is a question regarding the root of Mayo's desire to play point, however. Was it solely because he wanted into the starting lineup, which is my suspicion, or does he really want to play some point long term? Regardless of what Mayo believes, I am inclined to agree with Hollins. He is very error-prone and not a good facilitator.
Which brings us to the Wolves. We are all aware that one of our big weaknesses is backcourt play, both on the offensive and, certainly, on the defensive end. The Wolves are low on quality ball handlers and on anyone that can play a modicum of perimeter defense (outside of Brewer). Mayo could help in both places. I could see him starting at shooting guard and sliding over to the point as needed. Imagine bringing in Wes to run the two in the same backcourt with him. One thing Wes can do, although he can certainly improve, is pass the ball. He could take up some of the slack there.
So the question is, do we have an opportunity to balance our roster here and also find a solid place on it for Mayo and possibly Thabeet? I think so. Thabeet is certainly not any worse than Pekovic.
What say you? How can we make a trade that makes sense for all parties here?