3 trade scenarios for Minnesota Timberwolves to consider for D’Angelo Russell

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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 came close to winning the 2021 NBA Rookie of the Year award.

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.

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Without a first-round selection in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Timberwolves must get creative in order to reconfigure the roster around Karl-Anthony Towns and Edwards. Could this be an opportunity for a trade involving D’Angelo Russell? That remains to be seen, but something to keep tabs on in trade rumors as the NBA offseason progresses.

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. 

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