The Timberwolves would love to make this trade happen and this would set the organization up for both current and future success.
Jrue Holiday is on a max contract and it would lock the Wolves up cap-wise for many years but having a player of Holiday’s skills would help grow KAT and Wiggins’s game tremendously. Leadership is something this young team need, not to mention some consistent scoring from the backcourt.
Holiday has been playing lights-out all season, averaging 21.2 points, 8.1 assists, and 4.9 rebounds on the season while shooting 48.1 percent from the field. Indeed, that production is no doubt what the Timberwolves were looking for when they signed Jeff Teague in the summer of 2017.
After Anthony Davis broke the news that he wanted out of New Orleans, Jrue Holiday spoke to reporters and he didn’t seem to happy to left there by himself to rebuild a franchise.
And that comment is understandable; most players would prefer not to be part of a rebuilding process during the prime of their careers. Trading away Teague and Dieng would help free space to take on Holiday’s larger contract of close to $25 million a season over the next four years.
A move for Holiday would help lock down the point guard position and would give this young group a leader to rely on.