The Minnesota Timberwolves have had just one winning season in the last 15 years and have only been to the NBA playoffs once since 2004. They have continuously been “bottom-feeders” in the league and while they had some high hopes and expectations entering the year, the T-Wolves are just four losses away from having yet another losing record for the season!
D’Angelo Russell is a great young player, but he has only played in 32 games since joining Minnesota last season at the trade deadline, Malik Beasley has been suspended by the NBA and will be out until sometime in April and overall, this Timberwolves team does not have enough talent to compete with the rest of the Western Conference.
While they have some young key talents in Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Anthony Edwards, the Timberwolves are not going to be anything special until all of these guys are fully healthy and can play together on the court. Until then, this team is going to continue to suffer and continue to pick in the lottery during the NBA Draft.
Over the last few weeks, the T-Wolves have found themselves a part of numerous NBA trade rumors, not as sellers, but as potential buyers. While they may not have a shot to be anything special this year, Minnesota’s front-office truly believes that they have a really strong foundation and that if they can add one or two other high-level players to their roster, that they can possibly make some noise in the Western Conference in future years.
As a result, Minnesota could be a team that is aggressive at tomorrow’s trade deadline. With that said, let’s take a look at three last-minute trade targets for the Timberwolves to consider trading for and three players who could have an immediate impact with Minnesota.