Minnesota Timberwolves: The Point Guard Situation

July 25th, 2010 by max minsker Leave a reply »
With the signing of Luke Ridnour, the Minnesota Timberwolves now have three point guards capable of playing extended minutes. Jonny Flynn, Ramon Sessions, and Ridnour combined for just over 67 minutes a game last season.

David Kahn, the team's president of basketball operations, has said publicly that it is unlikely we will see all three of them on the roster when the season starts. Luke Ridnour cannot be traded as he was just signed, so it seems that either Flynn or Sessions will be traded before the start of the season.

I will outline some possible trade scenarios and provide some different options for the Wolves. Before I do this, it is important to recognize a few things.

First, the Wolves are trying to give away as much salary as possible. Second, they are big on draft picks. Last, the Wolves aren't looking for veterans to fill out the roster.

If they are going to acquire players in a trade, they will either have to be ready to contribute right away as a starter, have an expiring contract, or be a good prospect. Anyone over the age of 30 probably isn't going to interest the Wolves.

Let's look at some possible mov ...

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