The big Alexey Shved trade was the talk of the NBA Twitterverse over the weekend. And some people were also discussing the Andrew Wiggins / Kevin Love / Anthony Bennett / Thad Young angles to the dealings as well.
There was plenty to read on the swapping of players and that oh-so-important draft pick from Miami.
The most whimsical -- and perhaps most enjoyable for a Philly fan -- was a smoking hot take written from the future over at Hardwood Paroxysm analyzing the next time Andrew Wiggins will be traded... in the year 2020. A sampling:
Now Wiggins is gone [from Minny], headed to the Philadelphia 76ers, where he’ll join forces with Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric to make the two-time defending champions even stronger. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie will give back 17 second-round draft picks in return, planting the seeds for yet another long-term rebuild in Minnesota. The cycle begins anew.
This sounds exactly how I imagine the next five to six years going down in the NBA. Nicely done, Hardwood-heads. Your ability to see into the future with such clarity is refreshing.
The Wiggins image seen above from his old pal Joel Embiid's DM-sliding.
[via some blogger on Twitter]