As we rapidly approach the trade deadline, all indications point to the Minnesota Timberwolves moving their coveted three-and-D wing: Robert Covington. But what will those trade offers look like?
Minnesota Timberwolves veteran forward Robert Covington has been one of the most talked-about trade targets this season. Because of his elite defense, competent outside shooting, and team-friendly contract, Covington is one of the top options on the trade market.
We’ve recently heard rumors that the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, and Philadelphia 76ers are all interested. However, none of them have any great assets to send back to Minnesota, so let’s look at some other contending teams that could use the services of Covington while also helping the Timberwolves fill some holes.
The Rockets could easily enter this race as they are shopping Clint Capela for trade and draft assets, but right now, they don’t have the pieces to make a trade so we won’t include them.
The Timberwolves have made it known that they want two first-round picks for Covington. This seems to be a high mark that most teams won’t meet, but it is a good place to start with negotiations.
Minnesota is also in desperate need of a point guard and outside shooting. Three teams that can benefit from acquiring Covington who also have intriguing trade pieces are the Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Let’s take a look at what each of them can offer, and whether those potential deals make sense for the Wolves.