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Wolves | Knicks 

Post#1 » by rugbyrugger23 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:03 am

Wolves Trade:


Payton (or Gibson, would be interesting twist)
2023 Dallas 1st (top 10 protected)
Knicks Trade:

Wolves Why: they trade for a younger core. Portis gets a tryout next to Towns — earn his option or ideally a new contract. DSJ gets another new start and once Wiggins is moved (few years), I think a DSJ-Okogie-Culver backcourt sounds beautiful. Wolves also get more assets for future Wiggins dump or future consolidation trade.

Knicks Why: they unload one of their MANY PFs for a vet SF. Covington value contract doesn’t hinder their 2x max plan (I think this trade give them more cap) — and gives them more recruiting presence for next offseason — doesn’t hurt to have a stud 3D premium role player locked in.
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Post#2 » by psman2 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:41 am

Knicks are going to win 25 games with or without RoCo, so they are going to waste one of RoCo cheap years if they traded for him this year. I think the value is decent but NYK shouldn't be trading for elite role players before they have a single star in place. They need to gamble on upside and keep their assets to possibly make a trade for a star in the future.
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Re: Wolves | Knicks 

Post#3 » by NuggetsWY » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:34 am

Minnesota can gamble on this but if NY does ... well, let's just say they aren't going to do it. They need assets and as much as I love Covington, he's not what they are looking for. They need youth and picks or one really great team-carrying star (better make that two).
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Post#4 » by SmokeyPaw » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:13 am

I dont see DSJ as the lead return in a Covington trade. He's really just a speculation on his high draft position. He's done nothing to suggest that he'll be good.
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Post#5 » by taikibansei » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:19 pm

The trade value is fair, but the Knicks are not trading a frp for a role player, even an elite role player. Full stop.

Maybe years from now, assuming we've built up through the draft and added an all-star FA or two, we'll be one elite role player away from seriously competing. Then, and only then, would this trade go through.

Edited to add: The Knicks don't need help with cap space either--we'll have plenty again next summer.
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