Greetings Canis Hoopus! I am an avid follower and a one time poster (my first post wasn't met with the greatest response). If you are like me, you have been reading all of the trade ideas bantered about regarding tomorrow nights draft and are excited that the T'Wolves are going to leave the draft with an more solid, yet still very promising young team.
I just read a post on Probasketballtalk.com got me thinking of a trade that I think would work well for all parties involved. Probasketball talk is suggesting that the Lakers have an interest in Anderson Varejao. With that in mind, I am proposing that the T'Wolves get involved in the following trade with Cleveland and the Lakers:
Cleveland receives: #2 pick
Lakers receive: Anderson Varejao, Jonny Flynn, and filler if need be
Minnesota receives: #4 pick, Andrew Bynum
I am certainly not as up to speed on all of the all of the intracacies need to pull off a trade like this, but this might be a good starting point.
Here is why I think it is a win for all teams involved:
Cleveland would end up drafting both Irving and Williams allowing them to jump-start their rebuilding process.
With a new coach in place the Lakers would be able to bring in an energy player that has played for Mike Brown as well as bringing in a young point guard with upside. They would also shed some salary in this scenario.
The T'Wolves would walk away from this draft with a young stud (albeit kind of a punk) center and would have both the #4 and #20 picks to either continue to wheel and deal for Iggy, Ellis, etc... or draft a great shooting guard or Bismark Biyombo.
I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this trade.
What say you about this trade idea?
This would be great for all 3 teams (18 votes)
I'm interested... (21 votes)
Never gonna happen (153 votes)
192 total votes