This three-team trade is a monster but it would work for all three teams for both now and the future.
We won’t focus too much on how Anthony Davis will impact the Lakers or if the Lakers will be contenders now in the West, but we will focus on how this will greatly improve the one position that is lacking terribly for the Timberwolves: point guard.
Lonzo Ball came into the league with plenty of drama surrounding him, and it only seemed right that the only team that could suit him would be the Lakers.
Ball somewhat silenced those doubters by playing hard basketball and had no drama all season last year. So much so that LeBron signed with the Lakers this offseason to team up with Ball and their young core players. Of course, all that changed this Monday after AD broke the news he wanted a trade now.
The race for the superstar player begins with L.A. leading the way as many experts believe. Lonzo Ball’s camp recently reported that they want Lonzo to go to a team without a starting point guard.
The Timberwolves would be a perfect third team option with many player’s salaries running out after the season. Jerryd Bayless is a perfect example of a solid backup to Rondo and his contract is up after the season. Jeff Teague has a player option this summer, and Tyus Jones is a restricted free agent.
Lonzo Ball’s style of play is an excellent fit next to Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, and Ryan Saunders will have a point guard that fits his system. Ball, of course, is still on his rookie contract and the Timberwolves would have their one weak position secure for the near future.