Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 newly-eligible trade targets

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Minnesota Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 8: Willie Cauley-Stein #2 of the Golden State Warriors smiles after being greeted by Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 8, 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Minnesota Timberwolves may be looking to make a move to strengthen their roster before the trade deadline. Here are three newly-eligible trade targets that make sense for this team.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to a 10-9 start this season and have a 1.5-game cushion for a playoff spot in the difficult Western Conference even though they were an afterthought during much of the preseason discussion.

A new coach, new system, some useful offseason additions, and a bounce-back season from Andrew Wiggins have all been keys to this surprising start, but the Wolves still have a few deficiencies that they can shore up for a run to the playoffs.

They could use some more shooting on the wing, as Jack Borman pointed out in his trade target article, and the backup big man options behind Karl-Anthony Towns have been inconsistent so far this season.

December 15th is an important date on the NBA calendar as it is the first day that players who signed new contracts in the offseason are eligible to be traded.

Many Wolves fans have circled that date for their team to go after Golden State Warriors point guard D’Angelo Russell, but I’ve written about how that isn’t the best idea for the future of this franchise.

Instead, I found a different Warrior along with a couple of wings who Minnesota could target in a trade once they are eligible to be traded in a couple of weeks.

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