11 Nov 2020 12:38:06

MIN get Rubio & Oubre

Pg Russell/Rubio
Sg Edwards/Beasley
Sf Oubre/Okogie
Pf Spellman/Hernangomez
Ce Towns/Reid

PHX get Paul & 17th pick

Pg Paul
Sg Booker
Sf Bridges
Pf 10th pick
Ce Ayton

OKC get Culver, Johnson (exp) & 2nd rd pick PHX

Pg Shai
Sg Culver
Sf Dort
Pf Bazley
Ce Adams

1.) 11 Nov 2020
11 Nov 2020 12:58:31
I like the concept, and MIN has a lot of Rubio fans, but I don’t think they can afford to do this. Next year, this adds about $30 mil onto the payroll if they intend to keep both, and they still haven’t addressed their biggest need - starting PF.

Also, while I think you Rubio and Russell could co-exist, you can’t pay him $18-19 to be a back up PG. I think a trade like this would have to mean a trade down of the #1, not the selection of Edwards.

2.) 11 Nov 2020
11 Nov 2020 13:13:27
It’s a fair trade, but Minnesota takes on too much salary.

3.) 11 Nov 2020
11 Nov 2020 13:38:59
Don't like this for Minnesota. They trade the guy they drafted 6th overall last year and the 17th pick to get a guy who will be a FA next summer and a PG (who is very popular in Minnesota) who may or may not be able to play with their current PG.

4.) 11 Nov 2020
11 Nov 2020 15:47:57
At trade deadline, OKC can flip Oubre for probably just as much as they are getting from Minny in this deal.