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Nets ship Kyrie Irving to the Timberwolves for D'Angelo Russell and Wendell Moore


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Timberwolves

Timberwolves

+1 player ($36.9m),
Cap Impact + $3.2M
  • Kyrie Irving
    Kyrie Irving
    PG, 6' 2", 2.14 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $36.9M

    1yr

    3

-1  Wins

+37.62  MPG

+0.65  Off.

+1.04  Def.

Nets

Nets

+2 players ($31.4m),
Cap Impact - $3.2M
  • D'Angelo Russell
    D'Angelo Russell
    PG, 6' 4", 0.44 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $31.3M

    1yr

    18
  • Wendell Moore Jr.
    Wendell Moore Jr.
    SG, 6' 5"

    $2.3M

    4yrs

    18

+1  Wins

-37.62  MPG

-0.65  Off.

-1.04  Def.

IMO there are only 2 teams in the NBA that would be desperate enough to trade for Kyrie Irving at this time... The Timberwolves and the Lakers. There have been tons of Kyrie for Westbrook trade scenarios posted on here so i wont bother with that.

Btooklyn management is saying all the right things publcly about Kyrie, but i can imagine after 2 years of drama they would prefer Irving doesn't play another game in a Nets uniform and they find a new home for him as soon as possible. They take a chance on D_Lo being able to get on track with Durant and some better shooters surrounding him. The Nets also land SG/SF Wendell Moore who was the 26th overall pick in the 2022 draft

After giving up much of their future to trade for Gobert this offeseason and the team off to a mediocre start the Wolves hitch their wagon to the Kyrie drama train. On the court Irving should be a huge upgrade over Russell and hopefully can team up with ANT, KAT & Gobert to make MIN a true contender in the West


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