Minnesota Timberwolves: One trade with every lottery team

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: LaMelo Ball of the Hawks goes to the basket during the round 9 NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Illawarra Hawks at Spark Arena on November 30, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: LaMelo Ball of the Hawks goes to the basket during the round 9 NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Illawarra Hawks at Spark Arena on November 30, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) /
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 25: Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat drives the ball against Marcus Smart #36. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 25: Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat drives the ball against Marcus Smart #36. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Boston Celtics have an incredible amount of draft picks (as they always have). Frankly, there is such a thing as having too many young players on an NBA roster, and packaging some of those picks in addition to Marcus Smart would land them the first overall pick in this scenario. It’s not known who the Celtics would select if they had the first overall pick, but their lack of a big man indicates it could be James Wiseman.

For the Timberwolves, adding Marcus Smart would be crucial, having a high-level two-way guard to pair with D’Angelo Russell. It would also drastically improve upon the perimeter defense – an area which the Wolves struggled greatly this past season. Not only this, but the Timberwolves would be gaining the 14th and 26thpicks, which could either be packaged and traded or used to pick even more young talent.

Next. All signs point to LaMelo Ball at No. 1. dark