Washington Wizards #5 pick traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Washington Wizards traded their #5 pick along with Oleksiy Pecherov, Etan Thomas and Darius Songaila to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Randy Foye and Mike Miller. This gives the Timberwolves two picks in the 2009 NBA draft the #5 pick and their own the #6 pick. This is actually a better trade for the Washington Wizards. This is a very weak draft and no player is good enough to make a significant impact for the Wizards at #5. So trading the pick is actually good for the Wizards, because they save money, getting rid of the bad contracts of Etan Thomas, Oleksiy Pecherov and Darius Songaila. Plus, they add a couple of more weapons in Mike Miller and Randy Foye. Mike Miller is a great three point shooter who had a off year in Minnesota but could be a threat in Washington. And Randy Foye could start for the Wizards, and is better than any player the Wizards could have gotten with the #5 pick. The Wizards with this trade, better their bench. The Timberwolves get basically two high draft picks the #5 pick and the #6 pick. And it being one of the weakest drafts in years, the Timberwolves don’t really get much better. Ricky Rubio and Hasheem Thabeet will most likely not drop that low. And Tyreke Evans or Stephen Curry who are predicted to be there aren’t much different than OJ Mayo. There both really shooting guards, trying to play point guard.