"Bad idea" is way too generous. This is a TERRIBLE IDEA. Let's trade down to 4 and 8 in a 2-player draft when we have 2 more years of Kevin Love before he signs elsewhere. I was talking with a buddy of mine today and we came up with the following (ideal--meaning not ever going to happen) situation: Cavs take Derrick Williams. TWolves take Kyrie Irving at #2. We then package Rubio or Flynn (probably Rubio) and our pick from Utah (#21 I think) to get a player that can make a decent impact at the SG/SF role, or another lottery pick if a team values Rubio.
If we could go with Irving at PG, Wes Johnson at SG, Love/Beasley/Darko/Nikola in the front court on a rotation business and get a decent swing man the team could be pretty entertaining.
That Cavs arent taking Williams #1 (unless they have #2) so your idea is D.O.A. If there was even a remote chance the Wolves would not be discussing a deal. (even if they are the dumbest franchise ever)
As I have said all of this comes from my friends who enjoy NBA basketball, but they are not upset about the idea of moving down because the Wolves do not need Williams. They need a PG and a SG badly. (along with a SF and a C...a new GM, a coach...ummm...hmmm) They can get a decent PG at 4 or 8, not a superstar but this draft is really bereft of superstars...the #1 pick played in like 12 games last year. (yes I know it was more than that)
Personally I call Golden State and see what they want for Steph Curry (who the Wolves should have drafted instead of Flynn) since apparently they want him gone. I would give them the #2 and Rubio for Curry and their #11. Then you draft a lesser PG and you have yourself a nice start. Plus you arent giving Cleveland Irving and Williams which actually wont help them because they are friggin Cleveland
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