With this deal, the Houston Rockets split up their outgoing draft capital between two teams.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves let a couple of picks slide to the Magic in exchange for two intriguing young players who complement Edwards. Fultz would make a great secondary ball-handler alongside the dynamic young scorer. Isaac is a slightly more complicated proposition.
If he’s healthy, he makes this a high value return. Unfortunately, that’s become a huge “if” at this point in his career.
When Isaac has been healthy, he’s flashed Defensive Player of the Year potential. It’s just that Isaac being healthy has become all-too-rare an occurrence.
Of course, it’s unlikely that the Wolves will make this deal. Moreover, it’s unlikely they’ll make any deal for Karl-Anthony Towns this summer.
They’ll likely continue to build an offense around him and Anthony Edwards. Furthermore, the Rockets probably won’t be interested in cutting their rebuild short to acquire a star until they’ve taken another trip or two to the lottery.