Best trade winners of 2017 so far: Minnesota Timberwolves or New England Patriots? | The Tylt
2017 has brought a lot of player movement in sports, and teams have been benefitting. The Minnesota Timberwolves took their organization to the next level by adding Jimmy Butler. The New England Patriots also improved their Super Bowl winning team adding 1,173-yard receiver Brandin Cooks to their talented roster. Who made the better trade? 🏀 🏈
Best trade winners of 2017 so far: Minnesota Timberwolves or New England Patriots?
No sugarcoating it—the Minnesota Timberwolves FLEECED the Chicago Bulls. They added an All-Star player in his prime, and only had to give up a player coming off ACL surgery, a point guard who can’t shoot and an unproven draft pick. Jimmy Butler notched 24 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.5 assists last year, and is joining a team that is young, but experienced enough to take the next step.
This trade bumped Minnesota into the playoffs.
Legit question: How do the New England Patriots convince teams to help them out?
You’d think after a decade of dominance, opponents would be a little less inclined to assist them—but no. The rich get richer, the Patriots got a fourth-round pick and Tom Brady gets the best deep threat he’s had in years in Brandin Cooks.
The former New Orleans Saint isn’t the biggest wide out, but he is productive, nabbing 78 catches for over 1,100 yards. The best part? All the Patriots had to give up was an unproven first-round pick, and third-round pick—and Cooks is only 23 years old! Somehow, a Super Bowl team got better. It’s not even fair anymore.