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Kakaroach
07-27-2009, 03:57 PM
The Wolves announced today they had traded Etan Thomas and two second-round picks to Oklahoma City for 6-6 guard Damien Wilkins and 5-11 point guard Chucky Atkins.

"We're committed towards rebuilding our roster with an eye towards flexibility and long-term success, and this move better positions us for the summer," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, in a statement. "I want to thank Etan for his professionalism and understanding, and wish him all the best moving forward."

Thomas was acquired by the Wolves before this year's draft in the Mike Miller-Randy Foye deal with the Washington Wizards. http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_12923557

Kakaroach
07-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Good pick-up for OKC. Salary dump essentially for Minny and they get some good back-court good guys in Wilkins and Atkins.

what54!?
07-27-2009, 04:00 PM
Like it for the thunder and wolves. Thomas is an expiring plus picks never hurt. Wilkins is a decent player

Jays Claw
07-27-2009, 04:02 PM
What use will he be on the Oklahoma City Thunder roster?

Jays Claw
07-27-2009, 04:03 PM
Backup Center?

st3voness
07-27-2009, 04:04 PM
Back-up C.

Kakaroach
07-27-2009, 04:07 PM
I would assume he would back up Nick Collison and Nenad Kristic off the bench. He has had some injuries, but he was a defensive dynamo and he is a veteran. He should help that young OKC team.

haircanada
07-27-2009, 04:07 PM
woah, okc def contenders nowww

JOSKOMANG4
07-27-2009, 04:17 PM
C: Nenad Krstic /Etan Thomas/ BJ Mullins*
PF: Jeff Green/Nick Collison/D.J White
SF: Kevin Durant/Thabo Sefolosha
SG: James Harden* /Kyle Weaver/ Robert Vaden*
PG: Russell Westbrook


The OKC thunder have no backup point guard. Unless they move Vaden to PG.

Carey
07-27-2009, 04:26 PM
C: Nenad Krstic /Etan Thomas/ BJ Mullins*
PF: Jeff Green/Nick Collison/D.J White
SF: Kevin Durant/Thabo Sefolosha
SG: James Harden* /Kyle Weaver/ Robert Vaden*
PG: Russell Westbrook


The OKC thunder have no backup point guard. Unless they move Vaden to PG.

Shaun Livingston is our backup point guard, Kyle Weaver is our 3rd string, he's been playing alot of point guard since the endo of the year, D-League, and summer league

J_M_B
07-27-2009, 04:30 PM
Good deal for both teams. Minnesota stays committed to re-building their franchise. They add some back-court depth as well. Oklahoma City gets a veteran role-player that should help out the young core of players they have and he adds depth to the 5 spot. Should be able to back up Collision and Krstic. Like the deal for both sides.

Hawkeye15
07-27-2009, 04:32 PM
Good deal both ways.
Minnesota: Splits Thomas's expiring deal into 2 deals, gaining flexibility. They had 6 total picks next year, giving up 2 doesn't matter
OKC: Balances the roster a bit, and gets a big who can defend at the very least. Plus more picks to use in trades, etc.

Sport
07-27-2009, 04:37 PM
I'm alright with this deal.

Chronz
07-27-2009, 04:42 PM
C: Nenad Krstic /Etan Thomas/ BJ Mullins*
PF: Jeff Green/Nick Collison/D.J White
SF: Kevin Durant/Thabo Sefolosha
SG: James Harden* /Kyle Weaver/ Robert Vaden*
PG: Russell Westbrook


The OKC thunder have no backup point guard. Unless they move Vaden to PG.

Livy and atkins right

Kyle N.
07-27-2009, 04:45 PM
Damien Wilkins! He's still alive! I always thought he was a decent player who always received 0 credit for anything. Maybe he can turn his career into something now.

Lo Porto
07-27-2009, 04:49 PM
Does OKC ever make a deal where they don't get a draft pick? I feel like their GM is playing NBA2K9 or Madden just stockpiling picks until some huge move.

Kakaroach
07-27-2009, 05:18 PM
Damien Wilkins! He's still alive! I always thought he was a decent player who always received 0 credit for anything. Maybe he can turn his career into something now. Yeah he should get a lot of minutes for the Timberwolves now. And Lo, I wouldn't be surprised if they made a big move cuz your right, they have a ton of draft picks.

Kakaroach
07-27-2009, 09:52 PM
Edit : It is 2 second-round draft picks.

Trouble87
07-27-2009, 09:58 PM
not sure what this really does for the Thunder

Corey
07-27-2009, 10:05 PM
It gives them a big backup center with potential to start if he plays well.

Kakaroach
07-28-2009, 11:27 AM
It gives them a big backup center with potential to start if he plays well. That is what I think as well. Thomas could actually start with OKC, which would mean this trade could really bring his career back after an injury-riddled season.

OT Thriller
07-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Good deal for the thunder. Can never have too many centers on your team. Plus Thomas has the potential to start too which is better than what atkins or wilkens could offer.