What's up, people? This is Pat here, e with yard barker.
And tonight we're talking about three trade deadline takeaways from the N betrayed that buying earlier this afternoon.
Some of you will probably notice I'm wearing a autographed Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons jersey wanted to pay homage to the big guy's era in Detroit.
I'm sure everybody will be telling the grandkids about the drama Nera with the Detroit Pistons someday.
Now to the trades that actually mattered.
The biggest move of the day was D'Angelo Russell getting traded from the Golden State Warriors to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 top three protected first round draft pick and some other insignificant parts.
My reaction this trade was that I don't think it moves the needle very much for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
On the good side of things, it gets them.
The point are the day so desperately needed.
It also appeases their superstar Karl Anthony towns because he and Russell are apparently best friends on the bad side.
Russell, like Carlton talents, is a terrible defender and just looking at the at the big picture, I don't see them supplanting any of the current Western Conference playoff teams when next season rolls around all eight teams that are currently in Western Conference playoff.
Uh, if the playoffs started today, I don't see any of them getting much worse next year, and I want to see the Pelicans and Blazers being a lot better next year.
So I don't think this move moves the needle enough for the T Wolves on the Warriors side of things.
Williams is whatever, like, maybe they'll get something out of him. Maybe they won't.
The more significant part for the Warriors is they now have, uh, this year's top five draft pick of their own, as well as the Tools 21 draft pick that they can trade this off season for a potential star and allow them to reload on the fly.
So good move by the Warriors.
The move that will impact the title race this most the most this year was the Marcus Morris trade.
The Clippers won the Morris sweepstakes.
They outbid the Lakers.
They sent Mo Harkless and 20 21st round draft pick and some other trade fodder for Morris.
Morris brings three D versatility at the wing position.
He's tenacious player plays his butt off.
It's kind of a hard ass.
Not the Clippers needed that.
They already have Paul George and Quiet Leonard with Wing.
But now they have just this incredible trio that they could throw LeBron James, James Harden, Luca, Don Chick and whatever superstar.
They come across the playoffs.
So big move by the Clippers.
I think that might impact their championship odds significantly.
The last reaction I had was more about the inaction of the other two title favorites, the Bucks in the Lakers.
I don't really blame them for not making a trade.
The roster is built perfectly around the honest right now.
Three point shooters, good defenders and excellent rim protectors.
There weren't any obvious upgrades out there, so it was smart of them to not just make it not make a trade just to make a trade.
That team is ready to win a title this year, and it'll just come down Thio.
You know whether they can peek through Sixers, the Raptor and then either the Lakers to the Clippers.
Eso no fault on the box for not making move the Lakers.
On the other hand, while I understand that they didn't want to trade Danny Green and Kyle Koosman to get Marcus Morris.
That was smart to not do that.
I don't understand why they didn't go out and get another three D wing.
They could have traded.
Maybe a second round pick and somebody like Avery Bradley to get someone like Marcus Morris is twin brother Mark IV Morris or Langston Galloway or just another guy who can hit some three pointers and potentially defend some wing players.
So I expect the letters to be very aggressive and bio market, and I expect them to do whatever they can to sign Darren Collison.
If Collison does indeed decide to return to the N B A.
So those are my three takeaways from this trade deadline.
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