Were do we start?
Let’s start with Ramon Sessions and Ryan Hollins and second-round pick traded for Sebsation Telfar and Delonte West from the Cleveland Cavs.
This rumor was been going on for a long time, and it came true. The deal ultimately is a move to free up even more cap space as West will likely be cut as his contract is guaranteed with only $500K of West’s $4.6M salary is guaranteed if waived by August 5. And I can not see any reason to make a move for a player you previously had on the roster unless the Wolves move Telfar.
I will get into my feelings about David Kahn and his moves in another post, but I am started to get a little worried.
Even more so now that Jonny Flynn is going to be out 3-4 months after having hip surgery! Awesome. In one day the Wolves go for having three point guards to one. Wow. Welcome to Minnesota Luke Ridnour!
The only piece which is obviously positive, is Kevin Love remaining on the Team USA roster. To get the roster down to 15 players, the team cut OJ Mayo, Gerald Wallace, JaVale McGee, and Tyreke Evans.
Here is your current roster
- Guards: Chauncey Billups, Stephen Curry, Eric Gordon, Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook
- Forwards: Kevin Durant, Lamar Odom, Rudy Gay, Danny Granger, Jeff Green, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Love
- Centers: Tyson Chandler, Brook Lopez
The roster will be trimmed down by three more spots prior to the the tournament on August 28th. If I had to guess, and I don’t, but I will – I would say Green, Gay and Gordon are the most likely to get cut. It has nothing to do with the fact their names all start with G.
Iguodala seems like a possibility to get cut as well as. Gordon is a better shooter, and I can not see them keeping both Gay and Iguodala. Too similar and AI is a better defender.