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Report: Timberwolves, Grizzlies near draft pick swap

Jun 22, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for grizzlies_logo.gifMemphis has talked about trying to move up in the draft, they may have fond a way.

ESPN is reporting that Memphis is close to a deal to trade picks No. 25 and No. 28 to Minnesota in exchange for the No. 16 pick. This would mean that Memphis would have two picks, No. 12 and No. 16, while Minnesota would have four first rounders: No. 4, No. 23, No. 25 and No. 28.  

Both of these teams could be making more moves, as well, both have been active in checking things out.

Oddly, all three picks involved in this trade were acquired in previous trades. Minnesota had the Bobcats pick at 16, while Memphis got No. 25 from the Nuggets and No. 28 from the Lakers as part of the Pau Gasol deal.

  1. Joe Brown - Jun 22, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Minnesota would have 4 first round picks if this trade goes down. You forgot about the 23rd pick…

  2. Chris - Jun 22, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Actually, the Wolves would have 4 picks. The still have #23.

  3. KnicksTweets - Jun 22, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Seems like the Minnesota Timberwolves GM David Kahn is employing the New England Patriots philosophy of draft pick hoarding. Will be interesting too see how this strategy plays out, if the deal indeed get done. Without a doubt it has worked in the NFL, but not sure that logic works for the NBA. Wonder if the New York Knicks’ Donnie Walsh, who is mentor to Kahn, can pull Ricky Rubio out his hat on draft night. One thing is for certain…NBA Draft 2010 will be an exciting prelude to NBA Free Agency and the Summer of LeBron!
    KnicksTweets
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  4. KnicksTweets - Jun 22, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Seems like the Minnesota Timberwolves GM David Kahn is employing the New England Patriots philosophy of draft pick hoarding. Will be interesting too see how this strategy plays out, if the deal indeed get done. Without a doubt it has worked in the NFL, but not sure that logic works for the NBA. Wonder if the New York Knicks’ Donnie Walsh, who is mentor to Kahn, can pull Ricky Rubio out his hat on draft night. One thing is for certain…NBA Draft 2010 will be an exciting prelude to NBA Free Agency and the Summer of LeBron!
    KnicksTweets
    http://knickstweets.net

  5. twolves-sucka - Jun 22, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    we want gay rudy. they want either big gay al or some gay lovin from kevin. the whole trade will go down on draft night…..u nimrods REALLY know your stuff…

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