Thursday, July 3, 2008

Timberwolves acquire Kevin Love and Mike Miller

Well, the Minnesota Timberwolves did not disappoint their fans by making a surprising move(s) during the NBA draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired the draft rights to 6-10 forward Kevin Love, the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, and 6-8 guard/forward Mike Miller in an eight-player trade that sent the draft rights to O.J. Mayo, the Wolves third overall draft pick, to Memphis. As part of the deal, the Wolves also acquired forward Brian Cardinal and center Jason Collins from the Grizzlies, with Memphis receiving guards Marko Jaric and Greg Buckner, and forward Antoine Walker. It was a lot to keep track of.

I just knew the Wolves wouldn’t make it as simple as choosing the third best player and sticking with him (OJ Mayo). Word on the street was that OJ Mayo didn’t want to play for the Timberwolves any way and that was part of Kevin McHales motivation for working out a trade with Memphis. I guess the strib knew what they were doing when they put together that Kevin Love piece. Check back next week for more info on our newest Minnesota Timberwolves players! Have a great Fourth of July Wolves fans!

2 comments:

Cortney said...

Hmmmm....these guys look like good acquisitions for the Minnesota Timberwolves! Although I do have to say, some bios on these guys might be helpful for those of us who don't know anything about them ;-)

Lisa said...

I'm glad we didn't keep Mayo on if he didn't want to be here. The team needs enthusiastic players.