Flip’s Moves: Timberwolves trades and the 2015 draft

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Mar 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Corey Brewer (33) dribbles against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Adreian Payne (3) in the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Brewer traded to the Rockets

Full trade: In a three-team deal, the Timberwolves sent Corey Brewer to the Rockets for Troy Daniels, Sacramento’s 2015 second-round pick, and a 2016 second-round pick from Houston. The 76ers also sent Alexey Shved to the Rockets and got Ronny Turiaf and a second-round pick in return.

How did the Wolves fare? Flip traded a player that wasn’t in the long-term rebuilding plans for future assets. Troy Daniels was kind of a throw-in, but he can shoot the lights out, so it was a small risk by the Wolves to see if he could turn into a good player.

Sacramento’s pick was traded as part of the package to the Cavs for Tyus Jones, so that turned out to be pretty valuable to the Wolves. This trade certainly wasn’t a big move, but it was a solid trade for the rebuilding Wolves.

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