The results of the final assignment are in, and Scott Carter has won our inaugural trade contest. Congratulations, Scott!
Winner: Scott Carter
Portland recieves= Greg Monroe, Corey Maggette, Kyle Singler, and a 2018 unprotected 1st round pick
Detroit recieves= LaMarcus Aldridge and Luke Babbit
Runner-up: Jeremy Jenkins
Detroit Receives: Kevin Love, Andre Iguodala, Quincy Miller
Minnesota Receives: Charlie Villanueva, Wilson Chandler, Greg Monroe, Will Bynum
Denver Receives: Brandon Knight, Derrick Williams, Corey Maggette
The Timberwolves finally ship out their frustrated superstar who is unhappy with the direction of the team, as well as their underachieving second overall pick in Derrick Williams. In return they get a reliable starting small forward in Wilson Chandler as well as Greg Monroe who is one of the better up and coming big men in the league. They also add a reliable three-point threat with Villanueva off the bench.
The Nuggets will try to work around the possibility of Iguodala leaving free agency by gaining two young second year players that are still budding with potential in their young careers. Both Knight and Derrick Williams would fit in well with Denver’s up-tempo offense that is always looking to out run teams and wear them out as the game goes on. Knight always makes more positive plays in the open floor rather than in a half court set. He would have many chances to do just that next to Ty Lawson. Williams would have an opportunity to show off his athleticism and prove why he was the number two overall pick.
Finally the Pistons would be getting two star players that would make them instant contenders not only to make the playoffs, but possibly make a run at the conference finals. With Kevin Love paired alongside Andre Drummond (When both return from injury), Detroit would have arguably the best rebounding duo in the game of basketball. Both players are double-double machines who’s skill sets would compliment each other nicely. They would also be gaining a stud wing player in Iguodala who has the capability to match up defensively with any of the superstars in the East (James, Melo, Wade). If the Pistons were then able to re-sign both Calderon and Iguodala after the season they would have a legitimate conference title contender for years to come.
Center: Andre Drummond, Slava Kravtsov
Power Forward: Kevin Love, Jason Maxiell, Jonas Jerebko
Small Forward: Kyle Singler, Quincy Miller/Khris Middleton
Shooting Guard: Andre Iguodala, Kim English
Point Guard: Jose Calderon, Rodney Stuckey