Minnesota Timberwolves: Analyzing new players from Covington trade

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DENVER, CO – MARCH 12: Malik Beasley #25 of the Denver Nuggets drives against C.J. Williams #12 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Pepsi Center on March 12, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired three young players and a veteran on an expiring contract as part of a massive four-team trade that went down Tuesday night.

After weeks of rumors and speculation, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally pulled the trigger on a Robert Covington trade that ended up including three other teams.

The Wolves wound up getting Jarred Vanderbilt, Juan Hernangomez, Malik Beasley, Evan Turner, and Brooklyn’s 2020 first-round pick while they sent Jordan Bell, Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier, and Noah Vonleh away to the Nuggets and Rockets.

The pieces that Minnesota was able to acquire from Denver are very interesting as all three players could potentially factor into the Wolves’ future plans as each of them fit the timelines of Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.

While Evan Turner could be useful as a secondary ball-handler for the rest of the season, especially with the lack of point guards on Minnesota’s roster, I don’t feel the need to do a full breakdown on him considering the Wolves will likely let him walk as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

As for the others, let’s take a deep dive into each player’s history and whether they have a future in Minnesota.

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