Trade No. 7 – Portland Trail Blazers
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.