Okay....here are the particulars:
CELTICS GET: Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi, Dwayne Jones, 1st round draft pick.
TIMBERWOLVES GET: Ricky Davis, Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, Justin Reed, two 2nd round draft picks
WHAT THE CELTICS REALLY GET....They get Szczerbiak, who will be a nice perimeter shooter for a team that could use that kind of compliment to Paul Pierce [that is if Pierce is still around]. The problem lies defensively...since neither of these guys are good enough to deal with some of the top swingmen in the Eastern Conference. The C's also get the Kandi Man, which isn't as great as it sounds. Olowokandi is regarded as the biggest #1 bust of all time and has done nothing to make anybody think otherwise in Minnesota. Heck, not only does he suck on the court....but he was starting to be a problem off the court as well. The best thing about him is his expiring contract...which will give the C's some cap room this summer or they can sign-and-trade him away, getting something in return [Blount has 4-yrs and $28M left]. They will also get the Wolves 1st rounder in the future...which could be a good pick, seeing how the Wolves are set up.
WHAT THE WOLVES REALLY GET.....they get an athletic scorer [Davis] to revolve around Kevin Garnett. They needed someone who can create his own shot like that and adds the ability to fast break a bit better. And that's about as good as this deal gets. Davis can't shoot like Wally can, and that really hurts the Wolves perimeter offense. Mark Blount isn't much better than Olowokandi. And he's got four years and $28M remaining on his deal....so they lose Kandi's possible cap space and essentially wasted his trade value. If this thing don't work out....expect some more rumblings from the KG camp.