The Miami Heat traded overweight power (eating) forward Antoine Walker to the Minnesota Timberwolves today, along with Michael Doleac, Wayne Simien and a conditional first round draft pick in exchange for Ricky Davis and Mark Blount. However, before the trade could even be made official, Minnesota GM Kevin McHale made it sound like he was far from done dealing.
“It’s a deal that I’m not sure all the players are going to report here,” McHale said of the trade with Miami. “We’ve got to make sure all the players are healthy. We’ve got some other stuff that we’re probably going to do inside this deal. There’s a lot of business going on. We’ll see what happens.”
The Timberwolves currently have 18 players on the roster and must trim that down to 15 before the regular season starts. Suffice to say, one could bet that McHale has already tried to contact sucker GM Isiah Thomas to try to unload Walker.
My guess is that the Knicks trade for Walker and guards Marko Jaric and Sebastian Telfair in exchange for either Renaldo Balkman or Wilson Chandler and Jared Jeffries.
When asked regarding the possible trade, longtime Knick fan Matt Luisi responded by saying “at this point I wouldn’t be surprised if Isiah traded the entire team for Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer and Dennis Rodman, so that the three of them could team up with him and assistant coach Mark Aguirre to relive their glory days.”