Rand: Love, Rubio and more; trades well-played

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  • Updated: January 9, 2012 - 6:35 AM

Five of the best trades by local teams in recent years.

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flashpanhuntJan. 8, 1210:15 PM

My son was sooo angst ridden when the Wolves traded Mayo for Love on draft night. He was certain it was a foolish bargain of a class with dealing Ray Allen for Stephon Marbury, or Brandon Roy for Randy Foye. He has since reconsidered.

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thefan2729Jan. 8, 1211:37 PM

I was one of the unhappy Wolves fans when we traded Mayo for Love, but obviously I'm eating my words now. Back then, it was easy for me to say "see I told you so" when Mayo was putting up 18 plus pts per game in his rookie season and Love umm... wasn't. Love was a consistent leader on the boards, but that doesn't get you play on ESPN. The TWolves nation is lucky to have K Love!

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tradecuddyerJan. 9, 12 7:56 AM

Good stuff as usual by Rand. Happy New Year Rand!

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percyroy12Jan. 9, 1211:57 AM

The Chiefs did well in that trade, they couldn't afford to resign Allen so they got what they could, a pro bowl RB and a solid O-lineman. Vikes still win trade in my opinion, but its a trade that helps both teams.

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bpatteJan. 9, 1212:14 PM

Even the Brandon Roy for Randy Foye trade, while it seemed like a complete failure for the first couple years, turned in our favor eventually. The Wolves were able to ship out Foye and Miller for the pick that got us Rubio and now Roy's knees are so bad that he may have to retire.

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djtetJan. 9, 1212:18 PM

The Vikings should take a cue from the Lynx: there's great value to a team in having a great team player and solid citizen with local roots to generate fan interest AND improve the record. That is, the Purple should do whatever it takes to acquire Larry Fitzgerald.

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nodon7Jan. 9, 12 4:37 PM

I admit I was an unhappy wolves fan when they traded Mayo for Love. I live in AZ and saw them both play at ASU during pac 12 play. Mayo looked much better. Dominant even. Glad I was wrong. Hope the Wolves resign love

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atoonceJan. 9, 12 4:38 PM

If you added up the number of great seasons we enjoyed from Liriano and Nathan, and throw in Joe Mauer as well, mixed in with their many seasons lost to injury, then you would say they outnumbered the number of consecutive good seasons that Pierzinski has produced. So you would have to say that was a good trade. Who would you like to have on your team this next season? It depends on how Mauer and Liriano do, both still question marks.

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roemechJan. 10, 12 1:28 AM

We were all shocked when we gave up OJ for Love..it has turned out to be the best move McHale ever made...since then the Smartest Man In The Room has taken over and steered us right!! 100% behind KAHN.

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madrevJan. 13, 12 9:08 AM

The Roy/Foye, Foye/Rubio trade will end up being the best of all. Although the Love/Mayo trade is very important as well. But as far as Rubio we have been in need of a true point guard for years and it looks as if he is going to be that. And with Roy having retired now makes the trade that much better for us. So we have to give Lurch(McHale) some credit on that one too. GO T-WOLVES!!!!!!

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