I'm going to be posting some random trades here and there that I think that may work or this may be the only one I talk about (I doubt it). But yesterday, Chris Miller of Comcast SportsNet was tweeting about a trade in which he stated was just him, "wondering out loud," which is very much true knowing Chris. Who knows though, Chris knows a lot of inside information, but I take his word for it.
Anyways, contrary to what other bloggers have been saying about Kanter, he may not slip to #6 but the Wizards could move up and grab him if they like him that much and also have the firepower it seems to do it.
Chris made an interesting trade that just makes sense and seems like a win-win for both teams.
"Do the Wizards have enough to package 6 18 and a player to move up to 2 plus Michael Beasley from Minnesota?" - Said Chris Miller on Twitter @cmillscsn
Let me break it down:
Wizards would send their #6 and #18 and a player (read below to see who I think)
Timberwolves would send their #2 and Michael Beasley.
How is this a win-win you ask?
Simple, Beasley is from Washington DC and would be the starting small forward for this team. This would knock out two birds with one stone. Beasley is also young (22 years old) and has one year left on his current deal with the Timberwolves. Wizards could resign him if needed but if anything, like Chris said again, it could be a one year rental which isn't bad because then that opens up more cap space for the Wiz Kids.
Who is the player that the Wizards would send over?
Simple, Andray Blatche. I love the guy personally, people here don't. I mean yeah he is frustrating to watch but don't forget people, he was a 2nd round pick. You are getting more then 2nd round results with the guy. He's not popular because of the off the court troubles he ran into and the way he has handled himself during practices/arguments with teammates/coaches. With that said, he's still exceeding the value that was given to him on draft day. Does he not play like a power forward sometimes? Yeah, no doubt, but hey, he does score and does things we haven't seen him do the first 5 and half years in this league.
How do the Timberwolves win?
Easy, they get rid of Michael Beasley who has a year left on his contract and not give him a contract he's not worthy of (It's the Wizards issue to deal with) and then draft a solid center/big man in the draft at #6 and pay less money. They would have to pick up Dray's contract, according to HoopsHype.com, has 4 years left on his deal. He's suppose to make $6,442,083 this up coming season, $7,118,502 in 2012-2013, $7,794,921 in 2013-2014, and $8,471,339 in 2014-2015. This is all assuming the world isn't over. `Dray is a veteran, the Wolves would actually have a better chance winning with him there in Minnesota. We all know that he won't out rebound Kevin Love anytime soon so but he could supply some offense.
What would the Wizards do with the #2 pick?
The Wizards would then draft Enes Kanter from Turkey with the #2 pick. They have the cap space to sign him to a nice deal at that spot. We know Ted likes to spend $$ when it's the right occasion. The starting 5, if this fantasy trade were to happen, would end up like this:
PG - John Wall
SG - Jordan Crawford (or Nick Young, depending on what happens to Nick)
SF - Michael Beasley
PF - Enes Kanter
C - JaVale McGee
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