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Post#1 » by red96 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:38 pm

TWolves out: Gorgui Dieng, Robert Covington
TWolves in: HOU 2020 1st, HOU 2020 2nd, HOU Own or swap for PHL 2020 2nd,(cheap fillers and prospects) Isaiah Hartenstein, Chris Chiozza, Gary Clark, Michael Frazier, Shumpert S&T($10.7M 1st year guaranteed)

Rockets out: Chris Paul, 3 HOU 1st round picks, 2 HOU swap picks, 2 HOU 2nd round picks, Hartenstein, Chiozza, Clark, Frazier, Shumpert
Rockets in: Westbrook, Covington

Thunder out:Westbrook
Thunder in:Paul, 2 HOU 1st round picks, 2 HOU swap picks.

The Timberwolves dump a bad contract and save $11.1M, while adding 3 picks.

The Rockets sacrifice 5 picks, and go deep into the lux rax, but put together a really dangerous contender.

The Thunder just finish signing off on the Westbrook deal.
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Re: TWolves/Rockets/Thunder 

Post#2 » by MoneyTalks41890 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:48 pm

You gotta pay a lot more to get RoCo. A late first and fillers is not close
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Post#3 » by Colbinii » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:52 pm

Adding 3 picks doesn't sound very good when 2 of them are late 2nds and another a late 1st.

What is the actual reason for Minnesota?
It is easy to say "Save money, get picks! Value-overload" but that isnt what is happening here. The Timberwolves aren't doing anything with the money saved, they aren't drafting anyone meaningful with a late 1st and 2 late seconds but they are giving away a key player on a great contract for a few more seasons.
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Re: TWolves/Rockets/Thunder 

Post#4 » by jscott » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:12 am

This is brutal for the Wolves. No dice.
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Post#5 » by CBA » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:25 am

I’m honestly not sure Covington makes up the value of Dieng’s negative contract. But I suppose an “all-in” Rockets team wouldn’t care.
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Post#6 » by K_chile22 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:35 am

I agree it's not enough but what if Rockets send another 1st, that gets packaged to a 3rd team with Dieng for something useful like Crowder? (cut OKC out now that the RW deal is official)

So they end up with a 1st, getting off Dieng and have a wing that can help them next season that they can let walk for a max guy or keep if they don't find a max guy in FA

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rockets get

Wolves get 2020 first, 2nds, Hartenstein, Crowder and Hill or Plumlee

Grizz get Shump S&T for like 8M, Dieng, 2022 1st with light protections
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Post#7 » by jbk1234 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:40 am

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Post#8 » by SmokeyPaw » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:22 am

Clear no from wolves. Late picks for covington?
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Re: TWolves/Rockets/Thunder 

Post#9 » by wolves_89 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:47 am

The trade makes absolutely no sense for Minnesota in terms of timing or value. Why would the Wolves use Covington to dump Dieng at this point in the off-season? The team would be much better off playing out the year and move Dieng next off-season if needed. As far as value, a late 1st and a couple of poor 2nds are nowhere close to making this even remotely attractive to the Wolves.

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