LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 9: Wes Johnson #4 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks over Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 9 2010 in Los Angeles California. The Lakers won 99-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The AP is reporting that the New Orleans Hornets, Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a three-way trade that sends center Robin Lopez and Warrick from Phoenix to New Orleans, while moving Johnson and a first-round draft pick from Minnesota to Phoenix.
The deal also sends guard Jerome Dyson and retiring center Brad Miller’s $5.1 million contract from New Orleans to Minnesota, allowing the Timberwolves to clear space under the NBA’s salary cap as they pursue free agents. Minnesota also will receive two second-round draft picks from New Orleans, while the Hornets will receive cash.
And so, The Grand Minnesota Timberwolves Syracuse Player Experiment is over. May it rest in peace. Before we got to know Cleveland Cavaliers fans hating our players who they felt weren't worth the draft pick they were selected with, we had the pleasure of hearing it from T'Wolves fans not once (Jonny Flynn) but twice (Wes). Unfortunately, neither player was able to prove doubters wrong, though it can be assumed that because Dave Kahn thought highly of them both, they were cursed to begin with.
Johnson is entering his third year in the league and has averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game so far.