The Minnesota Timberwolves have one major hole to fill, the shooting guard position.
With the torn ACL of Rubio, the Wolves electrifying point guard is done for the year. Luckily Luke Ridnour and J.J. Berea are there to fill the point guard duties.
The necessity for a consistent shooting guard, if obtained, will open the lane for more Love activity while stretching the defense thinner. With a shooter on the perimeter, Derrick Williams would even be able to drive to the basket more and even kick to a shooter.
The push for Portland Trailblazers' Jamal Crawford has been extensive.
Originally the Wolves this past summer had made attempts for Monta Ellis, though as one can see he went to the neighboring state.
Crawford would bring a legitimate shooting threat to the team. Not only would it benefit Love and Williams, but Ridnour's craft shoot would be able to work into the offense even more. Another bright spot is Crawford's ability to rotate with Ridnour and run the point if needs be.
Will the Wolves gain Jamal Crawford and at what cost?
The rumored trade is Lakers sending a draft pick and Steve Blake to the Trailblazers, Crawford to Minnesota and Beasley to the Lakers.
Giving up Beasley, a small forward, for a much needed two guard isn't asking much.
Beasley has been streaky and compared to last season has drastically under performed. If this trade is to be finalized, the Timberwolves would gain the much needed boost to continue a surge towards the playoffs.