The NBA’s Major Move Makers are…

The “High Risk/ HIgh Reward” Move

Dejounte Murray to the Atlanta Hawks

  1. Murray is a stat sheet stuffer. He almost averaged a 20 ppg triple double last year.
  2. Murray is young (only 25).
  3. His game compliments Trae Young’s game well. (Long, Elite perimeter defender).
  1. Price. They gave up 3 first rounders and one of their best players.
  2. Ball-dominant. Murray is closer to a pure point than Trae Young. Both players will have to step their off-ball offense up to make the chemistry work.

The “EH” Move of the day goes to… the Minnesota Timberwolves

Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves

  1. Rim-protection. The Timberwolves were not a good paint protecting team last year. That should change now.
  2. Karl Anthony-Towns can play like a true power forward. KAT’s natural position is a stretch 4 not a center, which is what he’s been playing.
  1. Too early. This move seems too early with the timeline of Anthony Edwards development. The Wolves aren’t a championship contender, until Edwards is ready to lead them there.
  2. Slow feet don’t eat. The Wolves just built the foundation of their team around two slow-footed players. This might become a problem against fast-paced teams.

The “Sneak-Best” move

Malcom Brogdon to the Boston Celtics

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