Minnesota Timberwolves: 10 advantageous Andrew Wiggins trades

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 5: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on December 5, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 5: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on December 5, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 9: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 9, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 9: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 9, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Trade No. 9 – Memphis Grizzlies

The Minnesota Timberwolves trade Andrew Wiggins and Luol Deng (wait, he’s on the team?) to the Memphis Grizzlies, in return for Kyle Anderson, Chandler Parson, and a future 1st round pick.

Chandler Parsons is making $25 million until the summer of 2020, but it’s quite possible that every fear for Wolves’ nation could come true and that Wiggs could be the next Chandler Parsons.

Ouch, you probably didn’t want to read that and I didn’t like writing it.

As for Memphis, they get to sell high on their surprising young asset in Kyle Anderson and start over with a Parsons-like player in Andrew Wiggins, hopefully building young talent next to their promising rookie stud Jaren Jackson Jr..

The Wolves make this deal by hoping they can get similar production out of Anderson that they currently get out of Wiggs. However, the Parsons move is discouraging, but he’s only on contract until the summer of 2020 and he’s just now getting back from injury.

The future first actually has nice value because Conley and Gasol should be in their last few seasons by then, and it could be a high lottery pick.

Albeit, Minnesota will most likely need more in this deal in the form of players like Dillon Brooks or future firsts to take on the mistake that is Parsons.

And we’re here, the final trade! This move sends Wiggs’ to a team that is infamous for their recent great Paul George trade.