Fake NBA Trade of the Day 7/8/16: Vucevic to Minnesota

Vucevic Wolves

Every day, Pick and Popovich will post one fake trade and explain why it makes sense for every team involved to make it. There are no parameters beyond fitting within the salary cap. Sometimes the trades will involve stars, others role players. They are not grounded in actual rumors, they just make sense on paper. 


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Minnesota Timberwolves Receive: 

Nikola Vucevic



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Orlando Magic Receive:

Ricky Rubio



Why Orlando would make this trade: If the Magic insist on starting a point guard who can’t shoot they might as well start a good point guard who can’t shoot. In any case, a Rubio-Hezonja-Fournier-Ibaka-Biyombo lineup actually makes a fair bit of sense on both sides of the ball.

Why Minnesota would make this trade: If the Timberwolves insist on using Karl Anthony-Towns at power forward they might as well find a center who contributes on offense and has a bit of range.

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