i have a thread idea that probably would never happen, but i think it would be beneficial for both teams.
denver trades aaron afflalo and al harrington to minnesota for michael beasley and anthony randolph straight up.
why for denver? with the question marks surrounding wilson chandler's return (toronto making a big push, still in china) and gallo's injury, the nuggets could use a small forward that can help out in the scoring column. with corey brewer's versatility, rudy fernandez and jordan hamilton; the nuggets have plenty of depth at the sg position to lose afflalo. getting rid of al harrington's contract would be great, even though he is having a good season. also, you free up minutes for kenneth faried. with anthony randolph, you get a free look at a potential player. plus, both players have a year left on their contracts.
why for minnesota? the t-wolves have a serious hole at sg. a defensive minded guy with a nice 3 point shot would be a great add to pek and love's inside games. anthony tolliver is having a horrid season as their stretch pf. al harrington would be a huge upgrade. minnesota has enough depth at sf with webster, williams and can play johnson and don't lose much in randolph.
Denver would miss Afflalo too much and Beasley/Randolph aren't as good.
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