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Wojnarowski: Teams trying to trade for #2 pick “frustrated”

Jun 23, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT


Here’s another tidbit from the invaluable Adrian Wojnarowski, this time concerning the #2 pick:

Many front offices are frustrated trying to deal with Minny for No. 2 pick. One says, “If you want a deal right now you’re talking to Utah.”

There has been speculation about Utah trading the #2 pick ever since they got it, but David Kahn’s asking price seems to be too high for most teams — the one offer we know Kahn has made for the #2 pick is the pick and Michael Beasley for Lakers Center Andrew Bynum, which was more than likely laughed off by the Lakers’ front office.

If Kahn doesn’t dramatically lower his asking price in the next few hours, Derrick Williams will likely be a Timberwolf, crowded frontcourt and all.

  1. jebdamone - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    good for kahn, im sick of him trading players like gum. you want the #2 pick, give us something for it. oh…its frustrating…poor GM…make an offer worth our while then.

  2. firerosenthalthebastard - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:02 PM


    • whatagreatfootballmind - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM

      If you want #2, pay up! Good for Kahn, but most writers are jealous he has their dream job and gets ripped,

  3. firerosenthalthebastard - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    This is all Kahn getting smoked on deals and roasted by the media and now he wants to bring in a big fish but he can’t do it.

  4. Justin - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    You can deal with Utah all you want because isn’t the general consensus that the draft has 2 potential difference makers. I would rather have a crowded front court than a below average center (we already have that) just so we can say we made a trade.

  5. teke184 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Boo hoo. Kahn’s actually trying to get what the T-Wolves need, a quality center, and that’s why people are so upset because no one is willing to give one up.

    I’d originally slammed him for the Bynum trade offer until I realized that the Lakers had attempted to trade Odom straight-up for the #2 overall pick. Odom’s not worth that, IMHO, especially to a team who has Love starting at the 4.

    Frankly, Kahn should talk to the other high lottery teams about trading down and getting Kanter or Valaciuncas since no one is willing to give him the center the team needs or something of worth for Beasley so they can take Williams.

  6. savocabol1 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    why does this make minny out to be the bad guys? so what if they want a high price tag for the #2 pick. good for them.

  7. jhawk21 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    OH NO so the T Wolves arent going to BEND OVER for the Lakers — Darnit — Eff the Lakers. The Lakers might laugh it off and they should — Bynum is pretty darn good in the 31 games he averages a year — Most 23 year olds can run and jump without getting hurt every year. I dont see the love for Bynum that these BRILLIANT GMs see — If Im building a franchise it isnt around a 23 year old soft center.

  8. luckynumberseven7 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Well, the pick is going to be Williams, who very well could be a legitimate star. Kahn obviously sees it that way since he’s demanding so much for the pick.

    Dear David,

    Here’s a thought: If you’re valuing the pick so highly because you know who everyone wants because he could be a star, why not just take the guy everyone wants yourself? You’re not getting Bynum, you’re not getting Nash. You can get Derrick Williams and look to move Beasley for something of an asset. How about moving Beasley for a veteran big man instead?

  9. rickditka - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:53 PM


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