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NBA Trade: Wolves, Rockets trade Miller, Flynn

Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:03 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 12:07 am
Posted by Matt Moore

The Wolves finally did it. They managed to get rid of Jonny Flynn. After months and months of discussion, the unhappy marriage that began in 2009 ends as Ricky Rubio finally dons a Wolves uniform and the other point guard selected is shipped off. 

Ken Berger of reports:
The Rockets-Wolves deal: JFlynn and No. 20 Montiejunas to Houston for Brad Miller, No. 23 Mirotic and future 1st, sources confirm.
So. Just to review. The Wolves try and move the No.2 for a month. Can't do it. Take Derrick Williams when they have Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph. Have another top twenty pick when they need talent. And then trade it for another Euro center that likely won't come over, Brad Miller who is nearing the end of his career despite having several years left on contract, and a future 1st. Maybe the 1st will be good. 

Meanwhile, the Rockets have acquired a point guard no one wanted, who they are now reportedly trying to trade, when the have both Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic. And they surrendered a future first rounder just to get rid of Brad Miller who was a mistake to sign last summer, and Montiejunas. 

The Rockets struggled defensively last season without Yao Ming and desperately need a center to bring toughness. So naturally they've traded for Motiejunas whose biggest questions were toughness and effort. It's not that Motiejunas lacks upside, he's got great range and scoring ability. But his questions defensively more than outweigh the good elements, which is why he plummeted out of the lottery and all the way to No.20. But the Rockets needed a center, and they got one.

Winner: We'll give it to the Rockets, only because they managed to take in less money and Motiejunas might surprise. It's neck and neck though.

Loser: Let's say it's the Wolves. Mirotic might be great and the future first is nice, but they have Milicic and Pekovic, and now Miller and his money. An odd trade all around.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:17 am

NBA Trade: Wolves, Rockets trade Miller, Flynn

You're in la la land... Kahn is junk... Miller has more years left on his contract than he is worth. And that first round pick will not be a lottery pick. This trade goes to the Rockets.

Since: Jun 21, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:24 am

NBA Trade: Wolves, Rockets trade Miller, Flynn

1st round pick, and Miller for Flynn???

Yes i'll take this.. Sorry, as much as I love Flynn I really don't mind this trade.. Houston has been terrible, and that's easily a lottery pick... Not to mention, they offered a trade for a future 1st rounder and money for the "Euro Center"... I don't care what anyone says, Khan isn't as bad as people may think. I honestly feel Beasley or Williams will be traded, and a true center will make their way to Minn.

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:07 am

NBA Trade: Wolves, Rockets trade Miller, Flynn

5 trades and our team is no better...  At least they made the right choice taking Williams.  Let's see how long they keep him on the roster before he is traded away for a waterbucket!

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:03 am

NBA Trade: Wolves, Rockets trade Miller, Flynn

No,  it is just our GM that doesn't know anything.  The rest of us find it amazing that he continues to be the GM while playing fantasy basketball with our players.  Must be nice to get paid for this!

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 12:47 am

NBA Trade: Wolves, Rockets trade Miller, Flynn

The Timberwolves and there fans are the laughing stack of the NBA once again. The Wolves and there fans just don't know anything about basketball.

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