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Timberwolves Trade Wes Johnson, First-Round Pick To Suns In 3-Way Deal, According To Report

On Wednesday afternoon, the Star Tribune reported that the Minnesota Timberwolves have completed the framework of a three-way trade with the New Orleans Hornets and Phoenix Suns.

The Timberwolves will be sending forward Wesley Johnson and a first round pick to Phoenix, while the Suns will be sending center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick to New Orleans, with the Hornets sending guard Jerome Dyson and the $5.1 million contract of retiring center Brad Miller to Minnesota.

In addition, the Twolves will receive two second round draft picks from the Hornets in exchange for cash.

As of this time, the deal has not yet become official but the Tribune cites a source close to the situation as saying that the deal merely needs to complete minor routine logistical matters prior to being consummated.

The goal of this move from the Minnesota perspective is to clear salary cap space in order to pursue free agents.

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