Dallas Mavericks: Four Trade Destinations For Andrew Bogut
The Minnesota Timberwolves are my first wildcard destination for Andrew Bogut.
Before the season, the Wolves were predicted by many to be one of the upcoming teams to take the next step as a franchise. Some even had the young Wolves team making the playoffs as a 7-8 seed out West.
With over a fourth of the season underway, the Wolves sit at a 6-15 record as the second to last team in the conference (just ahead of the Mavericks).
Thibs came into Dallas looking to establish his defensive ways, but has yet to stamp his style the right way on the young Wolves. Could a trade for a defensive minded anchor be on the horizon?
Coming in at 28th in the league in defensive rebounds, Minnesota hasn’t been the best on the boards with Towns and Dieng in the front court. After extending Dieng in the offseason, Minnesota could move the young big man to the bench and try starting Bogut with Towns in the front court.
Minnesota is currently sitting on over $12 million in cap space, therefore they could trade for Bogut and not have to include a player in the deal (they would have to clear a roster spot but could do so easily by waiving or shipping someone off for nothing).
If it was a first round pick Dallas would want, a simple first round pick for Bogut would work.