MN needs to get bigger. If that means chasing Bagley or going another direction, I don't know. What I do think, and I said this before the season, we have decent depth, but no solid starting five. Some general observations...
Juancho should be coming off the bench.
Culver/Okoge ... One needs to go.
Layman is either a backup 3 or trade bait.
Rubio in theory was fun, in reality this system isn't working.
Naz as a 3rd big for small ball is great, playing against big 5s is not.
Vanderbilt is like a diet, caffeine free Simmons lite. Just because he can't shoot doesn't mean he can't play.
The two trades I would like to see us try to make right now are:
Trade 1: MN out : Culver, Layman, and protected pick (swap)
Mn In: Bagley and protected pick (swap)
I like Culver more than most, but if you want something you have to give something. Teams agree to a protected pick swap with the better end going to Sac unless Bagley plays less than X number of games. Bagley steps in as the starting 4 next to KAT.
Trade 2 is a three team deal....
MN in: Bridges, Zeller, Richards
Out: Rubio, okoge
Cha in: Gordon, Bamba
Out: Zeller, Bridges, Richards, Monk
Orl in: Rubio, Okoge, Monk
Out: Gordon, Bamba
Mn gets a starting 3 in Bridges, some backup size in Richards, and an expiring in Zeller.
Towns, Richards/Reid (match up dependant)
Never happen, too much movement and turnover, but it fixes some size and defensive issues.