Mar 7, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Wesley Johnson (4) during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Timberwolves won 106-94. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Suns’ trade Lopez, acquire Johnson


The Suns’ made a big move today acquiring 3rd year swingman Wesley Johnson from the Minnesota Timberwolves as well as a first round pick and sent Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick to New Orleans. This is a great move for the Suns as they add a young prospect in Johnson, a first round pick, and also getting rid of Hakim Warrick’s contract.

As I expected Lopez secured a deal via sign and trade worth 15M over 3 years. The Suns’ now have 6 first round picks and 5 second round picks in the next 3 years, those are extremely valuable assets for a rebuilding team and the Suns now put themselves in a great position to make a run at free agent superstars next year.

The addition of Wesley Johnson now gives the Suns major depth at the wing positions as they now have Shannon Brown, Jared Dudley, Wesley Johnson, P.J Tucker and Michael Beasley. After being slammed for trading Steve Nash to the Lakers the Suns have bounced back in good fashion and put themselves in a great position to be relevant again much sooner than most expected.

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