Sure, the 26-year-old Morrow might be a matador defender, but the Wolves aren’t exactly giving up a shutdown defender for him. As far as pure shooters go, Morrow should rank near the top of most lists. The former Golden State Warrior is a 44-percent three-point shooter for his career and near 90-percent from the line. He might be something of a one-trick pony, but he does that one thing incredibly well. Put him next to Rubio and two forwards (Love and Williams) who also shoot well from distance and all of a sudden the floor becomes a lot wider and Rubio has far more space to operate.
Meanwhile, the Nets take a gamble with Beasley (why not?) and at the very least give Deron Williams a teammate that can catch a damn lob. Giving Beasley an all-star point guard (albeit a disgruntled one) would help his game immensely and allow him to fulfill his fate as the leading scorer of perpetual lottery teams. Plus, Beasley has a team option for next year, meaning the team could potentially have even more cap space this summer for its next failed run at marquee free agents.