Yet another season in the NBA and yet another year of seeing the Minnesota Timberwolves at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. At full strength, the T-Wolves actually do not have that bad of a roster, but that is the thing, they are never at full strength!
D’Angelo Russell has missed a ton of games with Minnesota ever since being acquired by them at the NBA trade deadline last season, Karl-Anthony Towns has missed time this season due to injuries and breakout guard Malik Beasley missed a few weeks this season due to a suspension.
This team just cannot seem to catch a break, but the good news is that Anthony Edwards is an absolute stud. This year’s first-round pick is starting to put things together and is looking like the clear-cut favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award this season, especially with LaMelo Ball being out with a fractured wrist.
With a core of Russell, Edwards, Beasley, McDaniels and Towns moving forward, all the pieces are aligned for the Timberwolves to find success in the near future, but their ownership and management may be getting frustrated with all of the losing.
There have been NBA trade rumors that they may look to shop D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns in the offseason, so will the Timberwolves give their current roster one more shot or will they tear things apart in the offseason?
If D’Angelo Russell does become available in trade talks, there is no telling what kind of market he will hold since he has been injured so much, but let’s take a look at three offseason trade scenarios the T-Wolves could consider featuring D’Angelo Russell, assuming his value is still considered at an All-Star level.