That seems like a decent trade, but it still doesn't address our need for a defensive big. And we just gave away anything that would be valuable in a trade for one. I personally don't want hill and his big toe anywhere around here.
You say he may not like being in Sacto, but that was all him. I have a problem with players taking money to go to a team that sucks only to complain about how sucky the team is. He KNEW they would suck, and they don't have Boogie anymore. Why would we want that player here.
I think that the only way MIN succeeds longterm is if KAT can become a defensive big, or at least average on defense. He has the tools. We can address the need for a defensive big now (besides Taj) by trading Aldrich (who was a tremendous defensive big in LAC with minutes) or the 1st. In the meantime, I think the more pressing need was for more team defense, and a legitimate third wing that can defend. The deal also fixes a lot of financial potholes for the future too.
As for Hill, I am with you on complainers, so you might like to read yesterday's interview where he acted totally team-first. George Hill has had a wild ride. He turned down an extension for $27 mil a year from Utah, expecting a max deal in the next free agency. During the season, he played great when he was healthy, but missed many games from injury. When free agency arose, the UFA didn't get a max deal, and he watched as teams like MIN plunked their money down on other PG's. In the end, he was forced to take a lesser deal from the last musical chair, SAC. Since then, whether it's frustration with the team or a nagging toe injury, he has not been close to even a $20 mil player. Last game he got pulled early. I understand replacing Hill with Teague is a risk, both for injury and character, but I think it could be minimized by the shorter contract, higher upside, better fit, and additional assets.