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 03: Evan Turner #1 of the Portland Trail Blazers and Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves stand on the court during the game at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 3, 2017. 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 2017 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 03: Evan Turner #1 of the Portland Trail Blazers and Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves stand on the court during the game at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 3, 2017. 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 2017 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Trade No. 7 – Portland Trail Blazers

The Minnesota Timberwolves trade Andrew Wiggins to the Portland Trail Blazers, in return the Blazers send Evan Turner, Maurice Harkless, and two 1st round picks to Minnesota.

This deal looks eerily similar to the Rockets move, but I like this one better for Minnesota as they get two players that switch seamlessly between positions and happen to make too much money for Portland to ever be happy.

So, if you’re the Blazers, why not get the young upgrade in Wiggins?

The Blazers need a reason to not trade C.J. McCollum, and this could give them their semi-big four with Damian Lillard, McCollum, Wiggins, and Jusuf Nurkic.

This move finally moves the bar for the Blazers, and it gives the Wolves some cap space down-the-road in the summer of 2020. I don’t love this deal for Minnesota, but if it’s a last second call, I can see the Blazers stealing Wiggins with this bunch.

However, if the Blazers do finally give up on their roster, a deal swapping Wiggins and McCollum could potentially happen. But I don’t see that happening anytime soon, so don’t keep your hopes up.

Evan Turner and Mo Harkless will have to do, making the Wolves a well-balanced team (but not by much).

Next, we have a party city with a lot of drama surrounding their perennial superstar.