We need veterans, we need defenders:
1) Re-work JJ contract 30mil/3yrs, 3rd year is a team option
Why for JJ: get starting PF job in MIN
Why for MIN: keep our only veteran, who happens to play the most important FA position for us
2) Trade our FRP, Culver, Spellman, Evans for Marcus Smart, #17, #27, #30
Why for BOS: get Wiseman and Culver, two promising prospects.
Why for MIN: get an elite perimeter defender and multiple picks
3) Trade #27, #30, Nowell for SAS #11
Why for SAS: they have been successful at drafting in late lottery. They might turn these two picks into solid players
Why for MIN: get BPA at #11
4) draft at Maxey at 11, Saddiq Bey at 16, Xavier Tillman (or Paul Reed or Tyler Bey) at 35
Re-sign Beasley to 52mil/4yrs. Layman to 15mil/3yrs. Martin and JMac to Hinkie deals (8mil/4yrs).
It is around 109mil in 2020-21 season. This roster will have:
* - multiple elite shooters. KAT, DLo, Beasley, Juancho
* - two elite perimeter defenders in Okogie and Smart
* - multiple ballhandlers in DLo, Smart, JMac. Maxey and JJ
* - three versatile big wings in Bey, Layman and Martin. All three are 6'8" solid athletes who can score and defend
* - three defensive minded PFs (Tyler Bey, Vanderbilt and JJ) who can play next to two offensive minded С (KAT/Reid)
* - talented prospects who can significantly improve (Vanderbilt, Maxey and Beys). All of them has potential of becoming a plus defenders.
From Vanderbilt scouting report:
Measured 6’9 in shoes with a tremendous 7’1 wingspan and lean, but improving 217-pound frame prior to his freshman year last fall. Has solid size for a forward, great length, and tremendous all-around athleticism. Very explosive leaper with impressive quickness for his size and wiry strength. Did not play a particularly large role for the Wildcats offensively, but contributed in a couple of key areas. Made significant contributions on the glass on both ends and brought some welcomed toughness to the Wildcats’ frontcourt defensively. Has terrific tools and potential as a defender especially if he can continue to get stronger. Length and lateral quickness could allow him to comfortably guard multiple positions. Allowed just 0.750 points per Isolation possession[56th percentile] showing impressive recovery speed sliding his feet to stay step-for-step with smaller players.
From Maxey scouting report:
Maxey isn’t really a true 2 guard and he’s not a pure 1. He’s a combo guard who can score the ball and get hot from outside but needs to develop his point guard skills and hit the 3pt shot at a higher clip. Although he doesn’t have great size he’s a stout defender who can hold his own against taller players and keep pace with point guards. He’s pesky and tenacious and plays hard on defense. Has natural scoring instincts and is a constant threat to put the ball in the basket. Has deep range and shots it confidence. Excellent mid range and floater game. Very quick athlete with good open court speed – loves to push the tempo. Gets into the lane in a hurry and is a creative finisher. Isn’t afraid of the big moment and can be a clutch shooter
From Saddiq Bey scouting report:
Saddiq Bey is a long versatile wing with one of the most lethal outside shots in the country. Just like many great shooters, Bey thrives when coming off of screens in off-ball scenarios. He’s got such a pretty stroke whether he is spotting up or shooting it off of the dribble from deep. Saddiq Bey plays like a point guard as a floor general with a high basketball IQ and a strong ability to make plays for both himself as well as others. As a pick-and-roll ball-handler, Bey can attack the defender that gets switched out onto him or pull-up and hit his mid-range jump shot. Bey is strong with the ball and when driving to the rim, his long strides put him in great situations to finish at the rim. An underrated low-post player, Bey showcases great footwork and a soft touch from six to 10 feet out. While his athletic ability isn’t off the charts, the high motor and effort given makes him an reliable rebounder on both end+s of the floor. Defensively, his IQ plays a role here as well, understanding passing lanes, knowing when to take chances and when not to. The range that Bey possesses on defense allows him to defend guards as well as handle his own down-low when switched onto a big. The intelligence on defense paired with active hands makes him a strong prospect for a team looking for a promising wing defender.
From Tyler Bey scouting report:
Tyler Bey is a rangy, explosive forward with budding offensive potential, a terrific motor on the glass, and an intriguing combination of versatility and instincts on the defensive end. Bey averaged 13.5 points and 9.9 rebounds nearly averaging a double-double. Standing 6-foot-7 with a solid 215-pound frame and a 7-foot-1 wingspan, Bey is a gifted athlete with good agility and impressive explosiveness.
Playing a somewhat unique role for the Buffaloes, Bey frequently operated one-on-one in the post, but provided some inside-outside shot making off the ball while impacting the game with his athleticism on the glass and in the open floor as well. A bouncy finisher who is still expanding the range on his jump shot, he has some promising tools on the offensive end. Stuffing the stat sheet and possessing coveted versatility on the defensive end, Bey was a factor in the passing lanes, active on the glass, energetic as a rim protector, and held his own for stretches guarding a wide range of opposing scorers one-on-one. With a terrific combination of length, athleticism, and energy, Bey is an excellent rebounder who regularly goes outside of his area to pursue the ball, gets his hands on the ball in the passing lanes, and even shows the timing to meet finishers at the rim.