Have loved this guy's game for a long time, though I get to see him rarely. Maybe there is something I don't know about him, but he seems like an ideal target to me and I'd prefer him to Josh Smith. Isn't AK more or less Josh Smith with a much better basketball brain? And with Minn basically done this year without Love, wouldn't he be available?
AK plays smart and within himself on the offensive side, and can be a difference-maker defensively. Can play 3 or 4, is not quite 32 and has been playing 35MPG this year -- I think his health is good right now. His salary is 9.7M with a 10M player option next year. Works well for our future cap considerations and we may be able to get him without giving up either Sully or Bradley.
We could return a younger forward in Bass or Green along with Lee/Terry (Minn could use a solid 2) and/or a future consideration in a 1st or Melo. Depending upon the package Minn has 2 back-up PGs who might work well in Boston (Ridnour or Barea).
What am I missing about AK or the situation in Minnesota?