Mega Thread Minnesota Timberwolves Thread - trust the pRosas.

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So. Deadline. What do we do?

It's clear we need to do something, but it's kinda hard to know what. We're in a weird position where I don't really want to give up talent, but they don't mesh at all and something's gotta give.
There hasnt been a higher price on players in this league in history

I mean, Malik+First rounder for a Collins rental, Nuh uh.

We are clearly not going to get anything for Culver, So may as well give him another year to see if he can learn to shoot

Hermangomez again, worth nothing, so may as well let it ride

Rubio. Whats his worth? A late first. Is he a difference maker? Only really to the clippers.

Malik if we could get a good pick. trade. If not, lets ride him untill off-season, I dont think he fits in with FO going Dlo/Edwards back-court. ]

Nowell/Reid, Contracts make it hard. producing well on cheap contracts. But wouldnt be entertained on many teams, completely expendable


Ild throw anything we got for Rubio/Malik at Gordon/Collins, But its clear both teams want more then 1 first rounder, They would want two, and it makes it hard as two firsts are the price for NBA starters nowdays.
 

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There hasnt been a higher price on players in this league in history

I mean, Malik+First rounder for a Collins rental, Nuh uh.

We are clearly not going to get anything for Culver, So may as well give him another year to see if he can learn to shoot

Hermangomez again, worth nothing, so may as well let it ride

Rubio. Whats his worth? A late first. Is he a difference maker? Only really to the clippers.

Malik if we could get a good pick. trade. If not, lets ride him untill off-season, I dont think he fits in with FO going Dlo/Edwards back-court. ]

Nowell/Reid, Contracts make it hard. producing well on cheap contracts. But wouldnt be entertained on many teams, completely expendable


Ild throw anything we got for Rubio/Malik at Gordon/Collins, But its clear both teams want more then 1 first rounder, They would want two, and it makes it hard as two firsts are the price for NBA starters nowdays.
Yep, all of this pretty much came to fruition.

Rosas says that any of the trades we'd have liked to pull off would have cost us young talent which we weren't prepared to give up, but also noted that we just haven't seen enough of this team playing together.

I don't disagree with his points, and it's hard to see what we really could have done without much of interest, but yikes, what a wash of a season. It's hard to see how this team gets better with both cap constraints and limited assets of any value.
 

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Actually Gordon went for unders, Moving Gary Harris was great because he's just fallen off

Denver needed a guy competent at defending the wing

Biggest one was Portland giving up on Gary Trent.
 

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KAT, Edwards, McDaniels is the core. Everyone else is moveable. DLo and Beasley included, especially if we don't keep our pick.
 

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Next year we look better (classic Upgrayedd since 2013)

D'Lo-Nowell
Edwards-Malik
Cunningham (plz)-Okogie
McDaniels-Valderbilt
Kat-Naz

Thats a team that can put up shots and while wont defend the lights out will have the ability to score more then a lot of teams in the league
 

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Lads. Not bottom!

Lads lads lads!!!!

Observations last 14 games.

Dlo is horrible defensively. But hell we didn't pick him up for that. His two man game with KAT is great and if we can get the right mix. Edwards picks up defensively and McDaniels keeps going. We're a play in at the west with two second year players.

Kat is a top 10 player

Edwards while is ROY has a lot to improve on. Almost need to flip what he is. He needs to improve his defence a lot. He needs to fire up and play hard off-ball. It's great if he's got the ball. When he's scoring he's getting steals. Defending ect.

Rubio-playing well which is great. As we need someone to want to take him. Ild take a second swap. Not any value but that 17m a year is massive for us.

Culver-need to trade off-season. He's good defensively but his confidence is shot. Andre Robinson on offended but a 4th of what Roberson is.

Layman-9th man. Contract is ok but we kind of need to fill the end of the bench.

Vanderbilt-expiring. If he's getting over 5m. Let him walk.

Reid-Not sure. Offensively he's ok. But he adds nothing. I don't think he's a backup big on the league. He's a minimum contract


Hermangomez-almost needs to give a piece. He's almost the worst PF defender I. The league. And shooting 32% from 3 is God awful.

McDaniels-yeah Boi.

Nowell-needa to play more PG.

McLaughlan. Again minimum deal or just let him go.
 

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