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Good points. If Green does emerge as a consistent 20 PPG scorer next season maybe his trade value will increase.
The idea isn't to build around Jeff Green with the trade. The idea is to get something in exchange for a disgruntled star. The trade could Include this years first rounder. The wolves want to build around Rubio. That's why they didn't offer Klove the max years (even though he deserves it). Jeff Green would give you guys an up and coming small forward. His number as a starter and in the playoffs have been excellent. He's proving he can be a 20 ppg scorer who doesn't need the Ball at all times to dominate. His deal is cheaper than love, and it would allow you guys to sign Rubio and another player to a max deal.
The package would obviously include this years first rounder. That would give the wolves another pick to either within lottery range to select players to develop around Rubio. Sully is a good piece. Rick Adelman would get reunited with Lee. Crawford is a throw in.
I read this and ask in all sincerity...what is the point of showing me this? is this supposed to make Khan out to be less inept? I, out of respect for a very loyal fan (i give you ton of credit, despite completely disagreeing with you) and going to go through this:
2009: Ok, Khan seems to start by saying he just got the job in May. #1- he was working with the Pacers the that year and should have some clue of what was going on in the draft. #2-he had an entire month to catch up. Khan hired Rambis. That on him and every GM wants to be able to hire their own coach. He can use the word "fluid" if he wants, but getting rid of the prior GM and coach in one move (he fired Mchale) is ideal.
I personally would never use a lottery pick on a guy that isn't coming over for at least 2 season AND expressed ZERO interest in playing in Minny, but for the sake of argument I will put that aside. In the long run, who would fit better in the backcourt with a 6'5" pure passer. A small pg or the best shooter in the entire draft that actaully can play both positions? The Flynn pick was bad on all accounts, and is exastebated by the fact that he's in austrailia right now. there is no defense to that. Trading Lawson for what turned out to be Luke Babbitt was also terrible and claiming a win with Ellington and then Cunningham is laughable. They are rotation players.
2010: Wes Johnson, in what ever light you want to put him in, stinks. Not that he can't be an NBA player, but he isn't a proven starter and if you pick a player #4 who isn't a starter or playing starting mins, it's a bust pure and simple. Even he admits seeing the obvious flaw. You said he "fit the triangle"...i what way? Khan points out his flat jumper. He didn't point out his poor ball handling and struggles guarding man to man (due played at Cuse...no one can play man coming out of that system). Then, they trie to make him a 2 as opposed to a 3, which was a disaster.
2011: Derek Williams...why in god's name would you draft a PF? you want to convert him to a SF, but the knock on him was his questionable ball handling and slow lateral movement, as well as his NBA 3 point range. He didn't fit at all. Now I don't mind the pick, but they should have flipped him IMMEDIATELY. He was an asset on potential, but he was going to be stuck behind Love. As for Chase...spending a 1st rounders for a cat that couldn't start on the Rockets is dumb on principle.
You can say what you want, but in all honesty I have said all this EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. this isn't hindsight and I'm not privy to the inside information he was. All this amount to is a pile of excuses.
You said "there were other worse gms"...maybe. That's debatable. But is that the standard you hold for th architect of you franchise? AT LEAST HE'S NOT THE WORST? (by the way, you mentioned Thomas...he was a bad gm for his peripheral stuff, but his ability to draft was excellent.) I don't know why you defend this dude, but you should focus on the fact you have a new, more accute basketball mind in place and maybe he can right the ship before Love decides he wants out.
How about trading: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=cfy9qwx
You could give both Kevin Garnett and KLove a shot a championship.
Your right that he probably would hate Minnesota, but I still think Dwight and Love would make a good combo. I'd like Dwight 10x better if he grew up, he treats the game like a joke even though he is tremendously skilled.
I was just thinking that Dwight would make a great fit alongside Kevin Love. Love's offensive game is pretty similar to that of Ryan Anderson's (With a mid-range game), and Anderson and Dwight fit together like a glove. What would you think if he came to the Wolves?
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