Why This Trade Would Benefit The Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley recently signed a four-year, $60 million contract extension to remain in Minnesota. This is a potential spot for the Timberwolves to shed some cap, despite it not being a huge number.
The front office in Minnesota will have some decisions to make moving forward. They have to determine which players will be around long term. It becomes especially complicated when considering how the Timberwolves may not end up having their own first round pick this season as they traded it to the Golden State Warriors with a top-three protection.
The first player to evaluate is Karl-Anthony Towns. He was thrown around in NBA trade rumors during the offseason but ultimately ended up staying with the Timberwolves. D’Angelo Russell is another name that has been linked to some contending teams.
Outside of Anthony Edwards, who the Wolves selected with the first-overall pick in the draft, it would not be a surprise to see any member of the Timberwolves traded at the deadline. Beasley would be the closest thing to Edwards and a surprise but it is certainly possible.
Minnesota has turned into a mess and it begins in the front office. This franchise has some decisions to make and need to make some immediate changes if they want to begin trending in the right direction.