Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wizard Of New Jersey Heads To D.C.

Randy Foye will be taking his act to nation's capital after being acquired by Wizards last night in a deal that gives Washington's 5th overall pick to Minnesota, who now has four first-round picks. (Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated)

Randy Foye rose from humble beginnings in an inner-city neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey before moving on to power Jay Wright's four-guard offense at Villanova. After a successful stint in Minnesota, the most professionally productive of Wright's quartet on the Main Line is coming home. Well, sort of.

Foye and Mike Miller were traded by the Timberwolves last night to Washington in exchange for the Wizards' No. 1 draft pick, the fifth overall selection. Minnesota now has the 5th, 6th, 18th and 28th choices in tomorrow night's draft, and also picks up Etan Thomas, Darius Songaila and Oleksiy Pecherov from the Wizards.

Don't go expecting Minnesota to package their top two picks for the second overall spot held by the Memphis Grizzlies. Although the Wolves are interested in moving up, possibly to acquire UConn center Hasheem Thabeet, there is a strong possibility that the team will instead package the 5 and 18 picks to move up to No. 2. The Timberwolves also have their sights set on Memphis point guard Tyreke Evans, as well as Arizona State's James Harden.

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