Trade Deadline Deals Revisited

In a recent interview with the AP G.M. David Kahn stated he will not trade any of his core players prior to the deadline (to include Big Al, Kevin Love, Jonny Flynn, and Ricky Rubio) linked

I admire Kahn for this. I like the fact he is attempting to give these young players time to learn the system and possibly flourish. In fact it is starting to pay dividends. The Wolves have won 13 games total including 4 straight. The trade deadline is Feb 18th. Before the 18th Minnesota have four games (against 76ers, Bobcats, Pistons, and Wizards) to re-evaluate where they are as a franchise. Three of those four games are against not so good teams thus giving them a chance to win at least two but possibly all four games. If they win 3 or even all four of those games Kahn might want to think about adding a major piece.

Yes you won’t be able to make the playoffs but they can improve now, still get a lottery pick, and set them up to hopefully make a playoff run as early as next season. Now if this is just a lucky streak (which is completely possible) then play it out, don’t make a move, and hopefully draft Turner or Wall. But if they are truly turning the corner adding a swingman the caliber of Iguodala, Gay, or Butler could place this team on the fast track to success. I guess all you can do right now is take the wait and see approach.

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