Years ago

Washington and Wolves do a deal

The Washington Wizards have agreed in principle to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves guards Randy Foye and Mike Miller for Etan Thomas, Oleksiy Pecherov and Darius Songaila and the fifth pick in Thursday's NBA draft.

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Years ago

They must really want someone

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Years ago

I'd be extremely reluctant to give up a #5 pick unless I was getting someone really good.

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Years ago

Exciting move for the Wiz, Miller is a gun.

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Years ago

I think this put the Wizards in the top end of the Eastern Conference.

A starting 5 of:

PG: Arenas
SG: Miller
SF: Butler
PF: Jamieson
C: Haywood

Foye, Blatche, McGee, Stevenson, McGuire and Young coming of the bench

That is one deep squad.......

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Years ago

Thought I read something about Gilby maybe going to the Bulls?

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Years ago

Mike MIller is a corpse

Also, good trade for Minny. They lose Miller, now have the chance to draft 5 and 6 (or package it for a higher pick).

One of Harden/Evans/Rubio are all better than the 6th pick

A young core of Jefferson/Harden(Evans)/6th Pick is a good thing to build the foundations for your team as apposed to Foye/Miller/Jeff.

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Years ago

I'd love to see how Chicago pulls off a trade for Agent 0. I'm guessing it would have to start with Deng who the Bulls lost some love for.

Gilby just signed a contract extension for over $100 million over 6. I don't think the Bulls are crazy enough in todays economy to want that headache.

Gilbert salary over the next few years reads like a horror book...

09/10: $16,192,079
10/11: $17,730,693
11/12: $19,269,307
12/13: $20,807,921
13/14 $22,346,535

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Years ago

Pretty happy with this trade (as long as Randy doesn't turn into the second coming of Chauncey). We get value for Miller and get rid of Randy who probably was never going to pan out in Minny - got rid of his undersized inconsistent person... and have the assets to roll the dice...

I wait to see if this isn't part of a larger trading plan...

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Years ago

If I'm the Wolves I keep both picks. Unless they absolutely love Thabeet I think they should stand where they are. I'd only give up those 2 picks for Griffin, who doesn't fit in Sota.

I don't think Rubio is worth whoever they select at 5 and 6. Teams are slowly moving of the Rubio bandwagon. On DX he's down to 5.

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Years ago

TR, that salary list is pretty horrible. I think Gilby's in it for the blogging and has dropped off the pace a bit. But, Chicago are fall of mid-range kinda guys and they need to package some to trade up for a big name.

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Years ago

Problem is I don't think the Bulls really have anything that the Wizards desire. Outside of Rose there isn't much on that Chicago roster in which I'd be willing to trade an all star for.

If it did go down I'd see it as a pure salary dump by the Wizards.

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Years ago

Funny that Rubio seems to be dropping off a bit. Some commentators are saying he's the best talent to come out of Europe (ever), which I thought was a huge call at age 18. Also saying his style of play is perfectly suited to the NBA and that he will be the best set-up guy since Nash.

I mean, do you take a guy like Thabeet who has very limited offensive skills or a guy like Rubio who could potenially be one of the great PG's, who is really fun to watch.

I'd hate to be the GM that passed on him if he ends up being a superstar

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