I’ve just been informed by a source close to the situation that the Wizards and Etan Thomas have taken care of the paperwork that was required for them to be able to proceed in completing the trade with Minnesota.
Thomas had to sign an agreement that he wouldn’t exercise his early termination option on July 1 and pursue free agency. He has, and now, the teams can submit everything to the league offices.
The Wizards will send Thomas, the No. 5 pick, Darius Songaila and Oleksiy Pecherov to Minnesota, and the Timberwolves send Mike Miller and Randy Foye to Washington.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Wizards do with the 32nd pick in the draft. There are rumblings that they will try to package it with another piece — likely from their new abundance of guards — and either move up into the late first round or acquire another veteran big man.
Stay tuned …