Southeast Notes: Allen, Hornets Workouts, Beal, Young

Malik Allen was the only member of Tom Thibodeau’s former staff who was retained by the Timberwolves after Ryan Saunders had the interim tag removed earlier this week. However, Allen may be on the move as well. He has emerged as a prime candidate to replace Juwan Howard on Erik Spoelstra’s staff, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets. Howard left the Heat to take the University of  Michigan head coaching job.

We have more from the Southeast Division:

  • The Hornets are bringing in six prospects for a workout on Saturday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer tweets. That group includes Ar’Mond Davis (UC Santa Barbara), Jon Axel Gudmundsson (Davidson), Nathan Knight (William & Mary), Reggie Perry (Mississippi State), Josh Reaves (Penn State) and Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State). Weatherspoon, a shooting guard, heads that group as ESPN Jonathan Givony’s No. 57 overall prospect.
  • Bradley Beal didn’t become eligible for a supermax extension as he was left off the All-NBA teams. The Wizards shooting guard could still be on the move this summer, Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington writes. If Washington decides to rebuild, it could trade Beal for assets and salary cap space. In Standig’s view, the Lakers, Celtics and Knicks could be among the most likely destinations, particularly if they strike out in pursuit of high-level free agents.
  • Hawks point guard Trae Young believes his style of play will help bring in quality free agents, as he declared in an interview with 92.9 The Game (hat tip to E. Jay Zarett of the Sporting News). “If you’re looking to have the ball in your hands, if you’re looking to score a lot of points – I mean, a lot of players in the league know if you come play with me, I’m going to make sure I get you the ball,” Young said. “I think that’s something that attracts a lot of big players.”
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4 thoughts on “Southeast Notes: Allen, Hornets Workouts, Beal, Young

  1. 4th pick for Beal. Figure out how to make the money work. Sounds like kyrie is going to sign there now so hopefully there’s enough money to get Ariza for the 6th man and vuvecic or deandre for the center and a few other role guys and let kyrie and Beal carry them to the playoffs and Bron carry them once they’re there

    • reneaguerra

      You just named 5 guys for 6 spots. What happens with Ball, Kuzma, Ingram, Hart & Wagner in this scenario?

      • thebighurt619
        thebighurt619

        Best 2nd team in the West.

        Ball pg
        Hart sg
        Ingram sf
        Kuzma pf or vice versa
        Wagner c

        Keeping lebron kyrie healthy all season will be a key factor

    • imindless
      imindless

      Some combination of picks and players. Options you could do for beal. Once you work out draft prospects and analyze which are good and how they stack up to what you have you make a move.
      A. Trade lonzo, kuzma, ingram, wagner for beal keep 4th pick and draft reddish, bol bol, etc.
      B. Trade Lonzo, kuzma, wagner and 4th pick for beal and keep ingram as your other wing to play along side irving and beal.

      Personally i go for b because brandon has shown a lot just lacks consistency. I think being surrounded with this type talent would be excellent for him to grow.

      Lebron in part gets his shooters and all stars to try and topple the warriors.

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