The Wolves start a road trip that takes them to New York, Florida, Mexico for a home game!, and Texas. I hope they can play .500 ball for the new few weeks.
Let's hope for a little bit more from Rubio in the 4th quarter tonight.
Tonight is the latest installment in our ongoing series where I use trade machine to try and trade Derek Williams to the team the Wolves are playing that night. My goal is for Derek Williams to become aware of this and use it as motivation. That or David Kahn becomes aware of these posts and tries to make these trades.
I don't want anyone for Sacramento on the Wolves. Ugh. I don't want to trade them their trash for our trash, Evans for Williams; I like Chuck Hayes plenty but not at 11 million and 2 years after this season. Hayes is above average player but I'd rather have Dante. That leaves the following trade:
The Wolves get Tyler Honeycutt who has just been assigned to the D-League and in exchange for the upgrade over Williams they have to take on the player that the amnesty clause could have been named after in Travis Outlaw. In case you were wondering, Outlaw has an even lower PER than Williams.
I wonder if our pal Derek could get sent to the D-League. At least this way he might get some minutes.
The Wolves should be able to win tonight, the game is a pick 'em. Also, if the Wolves don't win, wattsy, you are on gamelogs until the Wolves lose again. Deal?
Tonight is part two in our ongoing series where I use trade machine to try and trade Derek Williams to the team the Wolves are playing that night. My goal is for Derek Williams to become aware of this and use it as motivation. That or David Kahn becomes aware of these posts and tries to make these trades.
After Derek Williams molasses like performance, without any of the sweetness, his trade value is down again. Time to peruse the Warriors line up and see what could help the Wolves.
So this trade is going to be a little bit harder to pull off. The cap numbers between the two teams don't match up favorably without either the Wolves giving up more than one player or the Warriors trading someone that would never, ever trade. Ideally we could do a one for one Jonny Flynn for Steph Curry but I don't think the Wolves have the rights to trade someone who is currently playing for the Melbourne Tigers.
There is is. A whopping seven player deal. The idea here is to get as many players onto the roster as possible since most of the team is hurt. The Wolves get a net gain of three players in this trade. Four if you take into consideration that JJ is currently hurt. This is exactly the kind of trade the Wolves need to make to ensure that Conroy, Lee, and the Steamer are not playing 40 minutes a night.
Oh by the way, if anyone was wondering, the Wolves gave Josh Howard $2.15 million pro-rated of the rest of the season. Yep.
The Wolves are 1 point dogs tonight and the o/u is 185.5. I will take some of the under.
Below is a make believe conversation that may or may not take place after the Wolves beat the Magic tonight.
Jerry Zgoda: Dwight, there has been a lot of speculation as to where you might end up this season.
Dwight Howard: Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are really talented players, they really impressed me tonight. I could see myself playing in Minnesota.
Jerry Zgoda: Umm...
Dwight: I am committed to giving it my all in Orlando though. I would never ask for a trade
Jerry Zgoda: Sure...
Dwight: It is just that sometimes, you know, I want to win championships and I don't know that if the team I have here in Orlando will help me in accomplishing that goal.
Jerry Zgoda: ....
Dwight: But yeah, I think that New York, New Jersey, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Minnesota all present those opportunities.
Jerry Zgoda: So are you saying that you want to play in Minnesota?
Dwight: Look man, I don't know why you reporters keep asking me questions like this. I just want to play the game and help Orlando win a championship.
Tonight, watch Dwight Howard sullenly put up 20/13 while not interacting with his teammates in anyway what so ever.
Mags hosts SBG, Buffalo, DK, and cheaptoy as they talk Timberwolves and the NBA.
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