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19 Nov 2020 14:36:40
Wolves S&T Malik Beasley (4/40) to the Magic for Aaron Gordon




03 Nov 2020 14:10:16
Timberwolves - Path to Competence

I've seen/created versions of these but combined, they can all help transform the roster to build depth and lead to a potential playoff spot with hope for the future.

Trade 1

Nets get Beal
Wizards get Dinwiddie, Allen, J Johnson, #1 pick (MIN), Brooklyn 2022 unprotected 1st
Wolves get LeVert and 9

Nets get their 3rd star.
Wizards get 3 young assets (including #1), an unprotected 1 and a useful expiring that could be moved near the deadline. Is this the best the Wizards can get? The Nuggets can top this but it's unclear if anyone would pay a price this high if the Wizards do decide to move Beal.
Wolves move down 8 spots and get 2 years of LeVert.

Trade 2
Assuming the Wolves land LeVert, they have the flexibility to deal Beasley. As I posted yesterday:

Magic get Malik Beasley (S&T - 4/40)
Wolves get Aaron Gordon

Magic trade from an area of strength and get a useful wing on a decent contract (assuming his market value is lower due to NBA economics and potential legal issue).
Wolves add needed depth to the frontcourt and add a player on the same timeline as LeVert (2 years left on the contract). Wolves are also renouncing the cap hold on Juancho as a result.

Trade 3
Draft day trade to move up from 17 to target a 3&D wing that better fits what the Wolves are trying to do.

Wolves offer #17 and Josh Okogie to San Antonio (11), Sacramento (12) or New Orleans (13).

For any of those teams, they'd move down a few spots if they aren't in love with their options while also adding a young wing on a rookie contract.
The Wolves do this trade to move up past Portland for Saddiq Bey.


Pick 9 - Devin Vassell (1st choice) or Patrick Williams (if Vassel is gone)
Pick 11/12/13 - Saddiq Bey

Post Draft Lineup


These trades add depth and competence to a roster that is sorely lacking in both... Thoughts?


1.) 03 Nov 2020 14:54:14
I think the Wizards would just rather take Levert

2.) 03 Nov 2020 15:15:11
If the Pels can't move up for Vassell, I could see them moving down to 17 if they thought Nesmith might still be there

3.) 03 Nov 2020 19:23:13
Very good, except I won’t let Hernangomez leave for nothing and I would take the big guy from Kansas with the second round pick,

4.) 04 Nov 2020 05:51:14
would beasley really want to go to orlando?
i guess its warmer than minnesota, but he will have other options i'd think.



02 Nov 2020 17:48:17
Wolves S&T Malik Beasley (4/40) to the Magic for Aaron Gordon


1.) 02 Nov 2020 21:55:29
Toss is 17th pick.

2.) 03 Nov 2020 01:27:03
I guess it works if they draft Edwards, otherwise I’d rather have Beasley.

3.) 03 Nov 2020 01:34:05
I’m thinking 17 and Johnson’s expiring are all I’d give up for Gordon. I definitely wouldn’t do Beasley S&T and 17 (besides the fact you can’t even do a S&T in a trade that includes a pick) . Gordon has been an average player statistically his entire career and he is paid way more than average.



30 Sep 2020 12:28:33
Wolves Moves

Wolves trade Okogie, James Johnson (exp) and #17

Magic trade Aaron Gordon


Wolves trade #1 and #33

Hornets trade #3 and Miles Bridges

With that, Wolves draft Okongwu to shore up their rim protection...

Team may still lack some shooting but you add a lot more talent and defensive potential.



1.) 30 Sep 2020 12:41:06
I'm not sure Minny wants Gordon, because of his lack of 3-pt shooting.

2.) 30 Sep 2020 14:47:01
I think Minny would balk at trading for Gordon due to defense more than shooting. Towns is a poor defender. Gordon is an average defender, but definitely not a rim protector. If you play Gordon at 4, Minnesota’s overall defense would be pretty terrible, with zero rim protection.

3.) 30 Sep 2020 17:39:23
I don’t think Gordon is worth #17 + a cheaper younger player. Gordon is statistically an average player or below by ws/ 48, PER and Net Rating for his career and 19/ 20. While those stats are less than perfect, collectively they point to an average player being paid more than average. #33 makes me even more skeptical.

I also don’t see Bridges as making up the difference between #3 and #1. He and Okogie are pretty similar by the same basket of stats I mentioned above.

If these are the best the Wolves can do, I think they keep their picks.

4.) 01 Oct 2020 03:24:20
Gordon’s poor three point shooting removes a lot of the space underneath that KAT creates, I might gamble the #17 on him, but I wouldn’t even include Okogie.

As for the Hornets deal, I think it’s not unreasonable, as long as CHA says they will use the first pick on Wiseman. If they won’t, I’d decline the deal.



24 Jan 2020 14:11:39
Orlando - Andrew Wiggins

Minnesota - Aaron Gordon and Khem Birch


1.) 24 Jan 2020 14:46:57
I don't think Wiggins is the scorer Orlando needs.

2.) 24 Jan 2020 15:30:32
I take Gordon over Wiggens. Gordon is starting to play really good defense.




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24 Aug 2021 18:04:22
No Hernangomez and they added Beverley.




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23 Aug 2021 20:28:11
Why do the Wolves trade McDaniels for Quickley when they already have no F depth?




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13 Nov 2020 12:59:19
Not close and no premium asset.




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31 Oct 2020 11:50:42
Knocks give up too little and get too much. Wolves deal Okogie and #1 for Barrett? TOR deals Siakam and the best piece they get is #8?




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30 Jan 2020 18:19:41
You want to put Towns back with Butler?





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