Will the Minnesota Timberwolves be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 21: President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas and Head Coach Ryan Saunders of the Minnesota Timberwolves pose for a portrait on May 21, 2019 at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Courts at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a tough decision ahead of them at the trade deadline that could alter the future of this franchise.

The Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t really know what to expect from this team heading into the season with a first-year head coach and president of basketball operations in Ryan Saunders and Gersson Rosas.

When they got out to a hot 7-4 start, Wolves fans were starting to dream of another postseason appearance after missing out on the playoffs last year.

However, an 11-game losing streak in December and a knee injury that kept Karl-Anthony Towns on the sidelines for 15 games have caused the Timberwolves to slide down the Western Conference standings.

Despite all of that, Minnesota is only five games out of the eight seed in the West at the halfway point of the season, and KAT has looked healthy after returning to the floor for the past two games.

All of these factors make it difficult for the Wolves’ front office to decide whether they should be aggressive in adding another piece for a playoff run, or if they should trade away one of their veteran players for some type of future asset.

Let’s dive in to both sides of the argument to determine what Minnesota’s best course of action is.

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