Rumor: Minnesota Timberwolves’ 17th pick for sale

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: The first round draft board is seen during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: The first round draft board is seen during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been rumored to been looking to possibly move the first overall pick, but a new rumor has them also exploring the possibility of them trading their second pick, number 17 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, with Gersson Rosas as the helm, have been very trade friendly. Always looking to improve upon the talent currently on the roster, Rosas essentially overhauled the team in his first year as general manager.

Recently, ESPN NBA Draft expert Jonathan Givony wrote an article detailing some of the latest intel he has received (i.e. draft rumors). In that article [subscription required], he noted some of the most prominent picks being discussed in trades currently.

The Wolves (17) were among a group looking to trade that included the Kings (12), Celtics (14), Mavericks (18), Nets (19), and Heat (20).

What this means (or could do) is drive the cost of a trade involving such a pick down, simply because of the saturation of teams that are willing to move on from their selection – it is a buyer’s market.

There still is no rumor from a trusted source about whom the Timberwolves are likely to select with the first overall pick, although most signs are pointing towards Illawarra Hawks guard LaMelo Ball. The other main option is Georgia wing Anthony Edwards.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a plethora of options when it comes to the November 18th Draft that is swiftly approaching. After being delayed twice, the Timberwolves have had more than three extra months to prepare for the event – and have been certainly using that time to explore every possibility with this draft pick.

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Before the draft actually happens, there will absolutely be a lot more information released. With there being no consensus first overall pick, we might not know who the newest member of the Timberwolves will be until the selection actually happens.