Well, that's an articulate rationale, nate, thanks. I do not agree with it, but... so what? Esp. since, obviously, it isn't likely to happen!
Even if Wiggins were definitively "a better player than Bertans," I could not see making this move. Per my details above, it makes it hard to assemble a roster w/o a real swerve, as it were, from amy path that leads to a contending team.
What I do see in your response is an unvoiced concession that signing Bertans for the size/length of contract we gave him was a significant error. Well, actually, if that's so, then the real & even worse mistake was not taking the Celtics offer of a R1 pick for the guy. Had Tommy taken that offer, he'd have made his own little miracle: he'd have turned a TPE (which is what we gave for Davis) into a R1 pick.
Is that the only way to move Bertans -- to take a terrible player with an awful contract, because at least it's shorter than his? Quite an indictment, that, of Tommy's decision. & secondarily of the enthusiasm on this board for making this move we now can't get out of.
How long do you think it would be before this same board was trying to figure out why everyone wanted to trade Thomas Bryant? Not too long I don't think.
Above all, you don't get better by trading young players who've already accomplished something & obviously have upside for guys who have demonstrated that they're bad. I.e. by burying your mistake under the next mistake. We had enough years of that under Ernie Grunfeld.
Remember -- if you don't like the post above: blame Doc not me.