Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Syracuse's Etan Thomas And The #5 Draft Pick Traded


The above is a link that SI.com is reporting a trade between the Washington Wizards and the Minnesota Timberwolves that involves both former Syracuse Orange Etan Thomas and the #5 pick in the NBA draft this Thursday. The trade is, the Wizards will receive Randy Foye and Mike Miller while the Timberwolves will get the No. 5 pick, Etan, Darius Songiala and Oleksiy Pecherov which according to the article will now give Minnesota not only three players but also the 5th AND 6th pick. Minnesota must love a couple guys to do this deal because two picks that high will not come cheap plus you just picked up the salary of three players as well. I would expect more trades to come as I have heard from several places that draft pick trades are a hot topic among NBA executives right now who think the draft is top heavy and after the lottery area, the talent pool drops off dramatically.

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