1. Charlotte would like to move Kemba for something now rather than nothing later. They would probably like young assets back and are able to take on a couple years of contracts as long as it doesn’t put them in the tax.
2. Minnesota should be willing to trade Wiggins if value presents itself as he doesn’t fit well with Butler. Also, there were the rumors of tension with KAT.
3. Things with Kawhi in SAS seem to be heading towards beyond repair. They’d prefer to get some value back before seeing him walk next offseason.
The trade: http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=yceqp6bl
Charlotte trades Kemba, MKG, and Cody Zeller for Jeff Teague, Wiggins, and Justin Patton. They basically begin to shift towards a younger window by swapping Kemba for a 5-year younger Wiggins as the new face of the franchise.
SAS trades Kawhi for MKG and KAT. KAT is among the best future assets I’ve seen coming SA’s way in any reported trade ideas. Awkward fit right now with LMA and Pau, but a player they can build their future around who can learn a thing or 2 from LMA and Pau.
TWolves trade Teague, Wiggins, Towns, and Patton for Kemba, Kawhi, and Zeller. The TWolves get a needed shake up and acquire the best player in the deal in Kawhi. A starting lineup of Kemba, Butler, Kawhi, Taj Gibson, and Zeller/Dieng is strong. Their top 3 players are all between 26-28 years old. Not sure how else Minnesota ever acquires an MVP candidate outside of drafting one.