After dealing Kevin Love away to the Cleveland Cavaliers the Timberwolves will trade away Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved to the Philadelphia 76ers for Thaddeus Young. This is actually a good move for the Timberwolves as they continue to get younger.
The Sixers don’t want to compete this year so of course they will trade away their best player. They claim Luc Mbah a Moute has a relationship with rookie Joel Embiid and should be a mentor for him. They also get the Miami Heat’s 2015 first round pick from Minnesota. The Sixers love to get draft picks and they will be bad this year so they will be in the lottery once again.
The Timberwolves should be fun to watch next year. They will be bad but they should at least be exciting. Ricky Rubio will throw plenty of lobs to Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. Moving Shved and Mbah a Moute clears space and playing time for Wiggins and Bennett.
I would like to see Zach LaVine get some time at point guard as well. They have J.J. Barea and Mo Williams but they like to shoot more than pass. Thaddeus Young will be a good addition and mentor to both Wiggins and Bennett. This team will be small upfront with only Nikola Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng providing an inside presences.
The Wolves should try to move Barea and even Corey Brewer just to let Wiggins, LaVine and Bennett play more. They might as well let the young players get some time on the floor. Thad Young makes them slightly better but expect them to be in the lottery next year.
The Wolves should constantly push the ball with this group of young players. They will be bad but try to check them out on NBA league pass because I think they will be fun to watch. I expect to see a lot of their highlights on SportsCenter.