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Minnesota Gets: Josh Smith, Anthony Tolliver
Toronto Gets: Brandon Roy
Atlanta Gets: Andrea Bargnani, Derrick Williams, 1st Round Pick (Wolves)
This trade could work out well for all sides involved.
Minnesota picks up a high-level player in exchange for a couple assets they were looking to get rid of in the first place. While our first-round pick might become more valuable as the losses added up, that just makes the offer more enticing for the likely reluctant Hawks.
Toronto grabs the non-guaranteed contract of Brandon Roy for next season, causing them to take their unwanted $10 million contract of Andrea Bargnani off their hands for essentially free.
Atlanta picks up a good group of young players in exchange for Josh Smith who is likely to walk away from them without any return in the off-season.
It was reported that the Hawks were giving consideration to a package of Cole Aldrich, Carlos Delfino, Marcus Morris and picks from Houston. This seems like a much better package, as Williams and Bargnani at least have some All-Star caliber upside, and the Wolves' first rounder might prove to be a more valuable chip than that of the Rockets, likely playoff bound this season.
If the Wolves can lure Smith into a contract extension, it would be easy to see all three teams getting exactly what they want out of this deal. Atlanta gets some future return for their borderline All-Star; Toronto sheds the contract of a player they don't want; and Minnesota picks up a great player in a year filled with many injuries and role players having to step up.
Plus, Minnesota might be getting a huge steal, and they know it. So either team with reluctance could easily be bought with a backup point guard thrown in. Or something. Wolves have the assets to give up more in this deal if need be.