Minnesota Timberwolves team statement -
The Wolves organization would like to thank Wiggins, Muhammad, and Teague for their contributions to the team. Wiggins and Muhammad have helped build this team from worst in the league to playoff contender, and Teague has come right in and provided veteran leadership. We would also like to thank the Hornets GM for a great negotiation as well.
That being said, we feel like we couldn’t pass on the possibility of upgrading our roster while getting a potentially very valuable pick in the process. Kemba Walker is an all star caliber point guard, who we feel like meshes perfectly with this roster. Batum should benefit immensely from the extra help on the court and we think he will return to his previous form in a more limited role. Graham provides depth on the wing, and getting a first round pick from a rebuilding team was very important.