Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wizards and T'Wolves talking swap of Foye, Miller for 5th pick in Draft

Apparently that earlier trade of Richard Jefferson to the Spurs was an indication of more deals to come. ESPN is reporting that the Wizards are close to trading their first round pick (5th overall) in Thursday's NBA Draft to the Timberwolves in exchange for Randy Foye and Mike Miller. Minnesota would receive Oleksiy Pecherov, Etan Thomas and Darius Songaila as well as the 5th pick.

Minnesota would own the 5th and 6th picks in the draft if the deal is completed. ESPN's Andy Katz claims they will not try to package those picks together to move up, even though they apparently covet Spain's Ricky Rubio.

The deal would give Washington a very formidable offense, especially in the Eastern Conference. Gilbert Arenas will be healthy this season and Caron Butler showed that he can be an elite player last year in Agent Zero's absence. Miller would give the team a serious perimeter threat, as would Foye, if he can stay healthy.

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