1. Trade KAT for Mitchell
This may be the best deal on the board. Donovan Mitchell won’t sign an extension with the Cavaliers this season. He could decide to move on, and the Cavaliers want to maximize his value.
Cleveland is still searching for wings as they look to round out their roster. The Nets need some star power after Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden departed. Minnesota wants a ball-handler and playmaker who can push them to the next level. Could all three parties fill their biggest need in one move?
KAT would play off Mikal Bridges in Brooklyn where he should get more shots and opportunities to shine. The Cavaliers get two role players for now and draft capital to further improve their roster.
The Minnesota Timberwolves receive their lead guard of the present and future. This move should make them a title contender and one of the most feared teams in the Western Conference. Rudy Gobert and company would have to cover Mitchell’s defense, but there should be zero issues there. The four-time All-Star makes them an elite offense and one of the best teams in the NBA.
Will the Wolves make a massive splash before the deadline? It is a storyline to watch, so stay tuned.