<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Charlotte has acquired guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels for Gary Neal and a second-round pick, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.</p>— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/565207273224798209">February 10, 2015</a></blockquote>
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This would be an exchange of expiring contracts, as Neal, like Williams, will be a free agent this summer. Presumably the Wolves would receive a second round pick of some kind in the exchange, which gives them a little value, while the Hornets are apparently looking for someone who can play point guard with the injury to Kemba Walker. The deal also clears Troy Daniels' 2015-16 salary off the books, but more importantly also clears a roster spot both for the remainder of this year and going forward.
I admit to a little disappointment that Daniels wasn't ever able to get going with the Wolves; their need for three point shooting has been acute, but Daniels was unable to really contribute the few times he got on the floor.
Not much long term meaning in this trade; for the short term Gary Neal is a back up combo guard who has shot threes well throughout his career (38%), but has really struggled this season for some reason. It will be interesting to see if this means more minutes for Zach LaVine back at the point guard spot--it appeared that Flip understood that was not a good role for him, but now either Lo Brown or an out of position Neal would have to take on the back up PG role if LaVine does not.
Will this be the only trade the Wolves make prior to the deadline, or are there more to come?