One Month Until The Deadline: Three NBA Trades That Need To Happen

One Month Until The Deadline: Three NBA Trades That Need To Happen

Tyler Vaysman
2 years ago
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One Month Until The Deadline: Three NBA Trades That Need To Happen

We have a month to go before the trade deadline, but it’s never too early to come up with some trades that would make sense ahead of the deadline!

Around the deadline, certain teams either look to make a splash or trade away win-now assets to better their future.

Here are three trades that would make great sense for both sides!

Myles Turner to the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to make the playoffs for just the second time since 2004, as they have an All-NBA caliber player in Karl-Anthony Towns, a rising superstar in Anthony Edwards, and one-time All-Star in D’Angelo Russell.

They’re currently locked into the ninth spot in the Western Conference, which is good for a play-in spot for the playoffs.

Towns’ shortcomings come on the defensive side of the ball, where Turner can come in and provide an immediate impact, which will allow Towns to be more of a help defender rather than having to protect the rim all by himself.

Turner can also shoot the 3-pointer, which would space things out even more for the Timberwolves’ offense.

A potential trade could extend out to a three-team deal, with Turner going to Minnesota, Jaden McDaniels and a couple of first-round picks going to Indiana, and Malik Beasley going to the Atlanta Hawks, as the Hawks could send expiring contracts Gorgui Dieng and Delon Wright to the Pacers.

Beasley would provide a huge lift for the Hawks’ offense, as he’ll fit right in with a team that loves to push the pace with his ability to shoot the three and get to the rim. 

Ben Simmons to the Atlanta Hawks

Ben Simmons is never returning to the Philadelphia 76ers. That’s just the way it’s going to be.

Simmons could be a tremendous fit with the Hawks, as he can step in and be another facilitator in an offense with a bevy of 3-point shooters. His playmaking skills would also provide Trae Young, even more, catch and shoot opportunities from three.

Simmons would gel nicely with a team that loves to get out and run, as his ability to score in transition and push the face would make this team so hard for opposing teams to guard.

Simmons also has that rare ability to effectively guard positions 1-5, especially out on the wings.

John Collins would likely headline any trade package heading to Philly, but his ability to hit the three and mid-range shot would make him a deadly weapon next to Joel Embiid.

Jerami Grant to the Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards are among several teams interested in Jerami Grant, as they’re hoping to compete for the playoffs and maximize the window they have with Bradley Beal.

Grant is the defender that this team needs, as he can guard the opposing team’s best scorer out on the wings and can guard any player 1-5.

His scoring abilities would provide a tremendous boost as well, as he’s averaged over 20 points per game over the last two seasons.

Grant can also help out with the Wizards’ 3-point shooting, as he has averaged 37 percent shooting from behind the arc over the course of the last four seasons.

The Wizards would likely have to include a package with some variation of Deni Avdija, Rui Hachimura, Daniel Gafford, and first-round picks to entice the Pistons.

With Beal in the fold, they need to prioritize moves that would help them win now. Grant would do just that.

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