The NBA Trade Deadline is fast approaching, and with that in mind here’s a look at the Minnesota Timberwolves’ most likely candidates to be traded.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to be active in the trade market ahead of the February 6th trade deadline. That’s largely because of where the team sits at this point in the season at 15-32 and sitting 14th in the Western Conference standings.
The team also owns the fifth-worst record in the NBA, placing ahead of only the Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks. There shouldn’t be any reason this team should be behind the Washington Wizards or the Charlotte Hornets, especially knowing they have a player like Karl-Anthony Towns and a much-improved Andrew Wiggins.
It’s still possible that Minnesota could make the playoffs, but their recent 10-game losing skid has made that dream highly unlikely. With that, they should be going into the deadline making moves that will allow them to have a better offseason and go into the summer with a clear goal in mind.
They could do that by loading up on future assets and cutting salary or making a splash at the trade deadline to add a major piece that could help them long-term.
The team is also expected to be active because they have Gersson Rosas operating the team. Coming from the Daryl Morey tree, Rosas is not afraid to make major moves if he thinks it’s best for the organization. Minnesota has already made one deal this season, trading away Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham for Allen Crabbe.
While the move isn’t necessarily a big one, it shows the Timberwolves didn’t see Teague in their long-term plans and found more value in Crabbe who can shoot the ball – showing fans they’re not going to steer away from the three-point shot, despite owning the second worst three-point shooting percentage in the NBA at 32.8 percent.
With that, here are three players that are most likely to be traded ahead of the February 6th NBA trade deadline.