David Kahn Does It Again: The Timberwolves Acquire Antonio Daniels

Jody WagnerContributor ISeptember 10, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 08:  Antonio Daniels #50 of the New Orleans Hornets makes a shot over Al Jefferson #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 8, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Hornets defeated the Timberwolves 101-97.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

David Kahn has made Timberwolves fans twitterpated with the upcoming season in Minnesota

The Wolves may be better, we may not, but for Wolves fans who were sick and tired of McHale spending the offseason fishing up in Hibbing, David Kahn's activity has gotten us excited.

According to an ESPN report, the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded PF Darius Songaila and PG Bobby Brown (not Whitney's ex), to the New Orleans Hornets for PG Antonio Daniels and a 2010 second round draft pick.


Minnesota Did it Because:

It clears the $4.8 million off the cap for next season that was owed to Darius Songaila.  This is incredible for the Timberwolves because Songaila was a 31 year old third string PF on a rebuilding team.  To be able to get rid of his $4.8 mill cap number for next year and pick up an expiring and a second round pick is genius.


New Orleans Did it Because:

The trade allows them to lower their payroll this year by $1.3 million.  They are still over the luxury cap by $2.3 million.


What's Next For the Wolves:

More trades are expected.  Is anyone surprised?  If Milwaukee doesn't match the offer sheet the Wolves gave Ramon Sessions, the Timberwolves will have four PG's on the roster in No. 1 pick Jonny Flynn, Sessions, newly acquired Antonio Daniels, and Chucky Atkins.

A little bird says Atkins may be on his way to Boston in a multi-player trade involving Tony Allen, but don't say I said so.  Little birdies like to make things up.