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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Trades That Make Too Much Sense

A thread for hypothetical NBA trades that make sense. Basically, an LG community generated, better version of Bill Simmons' "Trades That Need to Happen."
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject:

Wolves-Kings Trade

Wolves receive:
Kosta Koufos ($8.7M, 1 year)
Iman Shumpert ($11M, 1year)
Bogdan Bogdanovic ($9M, 2 years)

Kings receive:
Andrew Wiggins ($25.5M, 5 years)
Marcus Georges-Hunt ($1.5M, 1 year)
2020 2nd round pick

Tough guy Jimmy Butler is disgruntled with the lackadaisical youth on the Wolves, and since Wiggins has become grossly overpaid with a fully guaranteed, 5-year, $150M extension kicking in this season, he's the obvious Wolf Pup who needs to be moved. The Wolves gain financial flexibility in 2019 as they face having to re-sign Butler and offer a max extension to KAT, while Bogdanovic is the kind of lower usage, smart, C&S wing who could complement their other two ball dominant stars. The Wolves do take on the risk of Wiggins breaking out in his second contract much like DeMar DeRozan, but there's also a chance the older Bogdanovic is more useful as a sidekick than Wiggins could ever be.

The Kings front office is kind of dumb. Having lost out on paying Zach Lavine $20M for the next four seasons, the Kings could pivot to another young scoring wing who doesn't offer much else in Wiggins. For the Kings, Wiggins can put up as many shots as he wants, he's an athletic and at times exciting player who could potentially put butts in seats in the new G1C despite all the losses, and he would be under Kings control through 2023. There's also the chance that he breaks out and becomes a more well-rounded star, though obviously the likelihood of that decreases if Wiggins is a King. And how else are the Kings going to spend their money?
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