Originally Posted by NOHCP3
Makes sense for everybody except Detroit. CLE gets a lot of hope for the future. MIN already has plenty of players that can still become good-great at PG & SF. They slide down and perhaps get the same player @ 4 that they wanted @ 2.
Detroit moves Rip's contract. The trade exception they receive could be used to move another of their big 3 bad deals, say Ben Gordon, and they could possibly amnesty Charlie V.