This Clippers-Timberwolves Trade Features D’Angelo Russell

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Why The Minnesota Timberwolves Do The Deal 

The Wolves do this deal with the present and the future in mind. 

In the present, it’s obvious that something isn’t working here. The Timberwolves ought to consider trading in some ball handling for a little bit of floor spacing. 

This deal accomplishes that goal. Kennard is one of the better movement shooters in the NBA. Meanwhile, Morris can man the 5 in spaced-out, small ball units. 

In terms of the future, Russell is due for a contract extension this summer. He’s unlikely to get it from Minnesota.

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With that in mind, the Wolves might as well get some value for him. Even if it’s a little less than they’d expected.