Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 favorable Jeff Teague and Gorgui Dieng trades

SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 17: Jeff Teague #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 17: Jeff Teague #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 26: TJ Warren #12 of the Phoenix Suns dunks the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Davd Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Phoenix Suns are rebuilding with some great young talent in Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Adding a former all-star veteran point guard to the mix would do wonders for this team.

Actually just adding a point guard, in general, would help the Suns as their main one is Isaiah Cannon; Jeff Teague’s 13.3 points and 7.2 assists per game could truly help push the Suns in the right direction.

T.J. Warren would be a great fit in Minnesota for a few reasons. Letting Andrew Wiggins play his natural shooting guard position, as well as opening the floor more to create space with Warren who is shooting 50 percent from downtown this season.

Warren is an all-around wing player that can play the power forward position and drop 30 any given night. Not to mention he is on a cap friendly deal, making under 12 million a season for next three years, which is like getting a pretty good version of Otto Porter Jr. for half the price.

The Timberwolves would get a team player in T.J Warren, which they desperately need with all the ‘not drama’ going on, as Butler has stated. This trade would be a nice steal for the Wolves and with the Suns being so crowed at the wing spot, it’s a perfect chance to make a call.

Warren would bring scoring and defense to this team that is need of a spark for anywhere.

As previously illustrated, you can move Wiggins to the shooting guard spot or move Taj Gibson to sixth-man spot and start Warren at the power forward position.

Starting Rose and splitting minutes with Tyus Jones is going to be intriguing to many but Rose has been playing on another level this season. Jones is a fan favorite who will get a chance to show he deserves to come back next year. Between the two players, I believe we won’t feel the loss of Teague as much.

Oh, almost forgot, welcome back Troy Daniels!

Troy Daniels was in Minnesota for less than two months before getting traded to the Charlotte Hornets in 2015. He’s a solid backup shooting guard on a one-year deal, Daniels is the perfect fit for what the Wolves need this season, which would pretty much be a sharpshooter off the bench.

Dieng will certainly help the Suns with backing up Ayton as Tyson Chandler will be leaving after this year. His rebounding and defense will be a nice fit a high pace offense like the one ran in Phoenix, also giving the Suns more confidence for the future as their backup center Tyson Chandler will be gone this summer.

The next trade we take a look at is a something I think would be good for the team in the long-term, but maybe not equate to wins right away.