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Crow
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TWolves advice

Post by Crow » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:07 am

Hey Thibs, Layden and / or Taylor,

Here is one approach:

Butler & Dieng to Nets for Crabbe, Carroll & something else.
Wiggins to Toronto for JVal. and something else.
Move KAT to PF (at least some of the time).

And another:

Butler, Dieng, Teague for Dragic, Richardson, Olynyk.

Or: Butler & Teague for Galinari, Beverley, something & a first rounder?

What are your ideas?

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Re: TWolves advice

Post by Crow » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:09 pm

With no sign Nets or Clips are deeply engaged, the focus is on Heat. But no sign they have a viable proposal on table. Probably goes on a week or more.

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Re: TWolves advice

Post by Crow » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:56 am

Rockets getting creative?

How about this template? May not be perfect but seems like it would have a chance. Refineable, if necessary.

Minn gets E Gordon. Kuofos and a 1st from Hou
HOU get Butler
Sac gets B Knight and a 1st from Hou

I dunno the years or conditions on the picks. That's on you Daryl.

Want a championship? Go all in.

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Re: TWolves advice

Post by Dr Positivity » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:04 am

1. Trade Wiggins
2. Trade Wiggins

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Re: TWolves advice

Post by Crow » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:24 am

Trade Wiggins is and has always been to date a good idea. Unlikely with that contract / performance / demeanor but do it if can. I've supported that idea for years. The max deal was an ample sign of owner incompetence and bad advice from below.

Adam Smith should probably quietly encourage Taylor to sell. It is overdue.

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Re: TWolves advice

Post by pdevos » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:14 pm

I was looking the other day for possible Minnesotan owners, under the premise/hope Glen Taylor would sell (sooner than later).

There were only two guys who could probably outright buy the Timberwolves.

Whitney MacMillan (89, Cargill) & Stanley Hubbard (85, Hubbard broadcasting). Altho both are WAY TOO old for that.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... aires.html

Glen Taylor is 77 and seems in decent health. So no idea how soon that might be. Going from there, I would guess the best hope is probably Kevin Garnett and a group buying the team in terms of basketball knowledge and keeping the team in Minnesota.

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Re: TWolves advice

Post by Crow » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:10 pm

Garnett retiring early without working for the remaining money (if I recall correctly) hurt his standing with Taylor. But yeah, a group with KG in it is still likely. KG as only a minority owner / executive.

Wiggins continues to be awful. Would Toronto even want him post Kawhi? I doubt it or doubt the wisdom of it if they do.

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Re: TWolves advice

Post by Dr Positivity » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:32 pm

Dr Positivity wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:04 am
1. Trade Wiggins
2. Trade Wiggins
"It's the good advice that you just didn't take" - Alanis Morrisette

Wiggins now has one of the worst NBA contracts of all time by productivity. The TWolves have effectively no chance the next few years with him and Dieng combining over 40 million. It would almost be more rational to trade Towns for Zion if possible, and made lemonade out of lemons for Wiggins by using him to tank for a few seasons

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