I know this past month has been really rough for us fans. There have been some bright spots with some of our young guys ( John Wall, Nick Young, Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin at times, and Jordan Crawford at times) but for the most part we have been frustrated as hell. A hot topic as of late is the play of JaVale McGee. I won't go into his positives and negatives because the subject has been exhausted here the past couple weeks. For me, I think he will improve and eventually turn out to be an OKAY center AT BEST. I hate to say it but I don't think he has much of a future on this team. However, I do think McGee could be better off on another team. One team that I think could use him is the Minnesota Timberwolves. They have one of the best PF's in the game in Kevin Love and Michael Beasley has done well there at the SF position. If you look at their roster they really do not have a Center. They have a bunch of forwards in Anthony Randolph, Love, and Darko Milicic. The only real center on the roster is Nikola Pekovic and he is pretty bad. The player on their roster that I want is Wesley Johnson. He is a guy I loved coming out of Syracuse last year and I actually wanted us to draft him until the ping pong balls landed us the #1 pick. He was drafted at #4, is a natural SF who is ultra long and athletic and has a smooth stroke from the outside. He is a GREAT locker room guy who is all about team and always played so hard at 'Cuse. I have not seen him much this year on the Wolves but I do know it has been tough for him with the emergence of Beasley at the 3 spot. He plays about 26 minutes a game and averages 9 pts, 3 rebs, and 2 asts per game. His percentages have not been great at 41% from the field and 36% from 3 point land but that isn't terrible either, especially for a rookie who only plays half the game and is on a terrible team. My proposal for a trade is:
JaVale McGee + Jordan Crawford for Wesley Johnson.
The salaries work and if Minny would not accept that offer I would not be afraid to throw in our 1st rd pick from Atlanta to get him. He could potentially solve our SF problem and fits the youth plan. This would allow us to focus on drafting a front court player like Sullinger or Kanter with our top 5 pick. I would not be too worried about losing that Atlanta pick either because come draft time I guarantee you we can get another top 20 pick using the BOYD strategy where I believe you could draft someone that could easily replace Crawford. I think the deal works for both teams. The Wiz get a 2nd year player who was drafted top 5 in Wesley Johnson to possibly fill our SF position long term and the Wolves get a guy in McGee who could be a potential starter with Love while their 3 position is occupied with Beasley.
What do you guys think?