Timberwolves Trade For No. 5 Pick

Darrius SingletonContributor IJune 24, 2009

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade guards Randy Foye and Mike Miller to the Washington Wizards in exchange for the No. 5 overall pick, Etan Thomas, Darius Songaila, and Oleksiy Pecherov.

The Timberwolves are looking to rebuild through this years draft. They now own the No. 5, 6, 18, and No. 28 in the first round of this years draft.

The Wizards are totally different then other lottery teams in the league. Habachi, Agent Zero or whatever you want to call him will be back next season so, they are already adding a game changer back to their team. Unlike most lottery teams, they feel they can afford to deal a high first-round draft pick because they're already adding a major impact player next season.

I think the Wizards did the right thing.

The only person they could have gotten early in the draft that would help their team would have been Hasheem Thabeet. So, why not trade down in the draft and get proven talent to add to your team. 

The Wizards also have a plentiful supply of youngsters who are supposedly up-and-coming including Nick Young, JaVale McGee, Andray Blatche, Dominic McGuire. They were in strong need of veteran players.

The Wizards will be surprising championship contenders next season and the Eastern Conference playoffs will be very unpredictable.

Now that the Timberwolves have shaken things up it leads the world to wonder can they turn this into a great decision. Who will they draft? What is their personnel plans?

Those are good question that only GM Jim Stack knows.

I believe they can use this trade to turn things drastically around. They already have to big men in place in Al Jefferson and Kevin Love and with this guard friendly draft I wouldn't be surprised If they picked up a decent point guard and shooting guard.

If the right choices are made, the T-wolves will look like the present day Trailblazers in three years.

 

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