Minnesota Timberwolves: A trade with each team in the bottom 8

Jake Layman of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Jake Layman of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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What trade options could the Minnesota Timberwolves have with other teams that have been left out of the NBA COVID-19 re-start?

Minnesota Timberwolves, Luke Kennard
Potential Minnesota Timberwolves trade target Luke Kennard #5 of the Detroit Pistons. Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The NBA has finalized its plan to re-start the season, taking 22 out of 30 teams to the Disney World “bubble” in Orlando to complete the 2019-20 season. Unfortunately for fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves and seven other teams, not everyone was invited to Orlando.

Though there have been rumors about the Timberwolves potentially hosting a reboot of their own, it appears that the season is over for these teams.

However, while these teams would certainly rather be playing in Orlando, this extended break will give these teams more time to evaluate their rosters. This added time is a positive consequence of missing out on the season reboot, and it could mean an increased chance of these teams making trades.

In the case of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Gersson Rosas has shown no indication of slowing down his aggression since the in the trade and free-agent markets, as he publicly stated that there may be more action to come from the Wolves’ front office this summer when discussing the team’s upcoming draft picks.

"“[It’s an] opportunity to continue to build out the roster, whether it’s young players you continue to add to our talent base, or using those picks in trades to acquire players that may be more ready to help us now…”"

Given the additional time that the bottom-eight teams will have to examine their rosters, paired with Rosas’ history of aggression in the trade market, this article will examine potential trade ideas between the Minnesota Timberwolves and each team that was also left out of the NBA’s Orlando season conclusion.