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Two not particularly new trade ideas & an amnesty note (revised)

I'm not sure if these have already been suggested, but curious what people's thoughts would be to these two trades done in combination to try to solidify the current and future shooting guard spots.

Minnesota trades Michael Beasley and Brad Miller to Boston Celtics for Ray Allen. Minnesota gets a quality shooting guard for at least the rest of the season and the highly publicized veteran leadership on the team. I think I saw an article linked on here saying Beasley might be the best option Boston can get at this point. At worst, they're out the same salary they already are with nothing on the hook for next season since Miller's salary is a team option for next year.

Minnesota trades Wayne Ellington *and Utah's lottery-protected pick* to Utah for *only* Alec Burks. Hopefully this would be a long term option at shooting guard to take over as the starter when Allen leaves (likely next season, but you never know if Allen would want to stay at a reduced price).

What do you think? Do these trades hypothetically work for all teams involved? If not, for whom do the trades not work?


Random side note: If I remember correctly, the amnesty clause is only available for players who were on the team when the new CBA was completed. Is this correct? If it is, will the Timberwolves even use it? The only players with guaranteed money past next year are JJ Barea and Luke Ridnour. Everybody else is under $5.2 million, and seems to have at least marginal value (so could be traded) or used as expiring money for others.

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