Timberwolves could trade back into Round 1 of 2022 NBA Draft

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The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the 2022 NBA Draft with four draft picks. Based on current roster projections, the team may not have room for more than two rookies. and so, the Timberwolves may be open to a number of options in this upcoming draft. The only challenge with many of the potential scenarios rested in the team finding the right partner to carry out their plans.

One such option was the possibility of the Minnesota Timberwolves packaging a combination of their three second-round picks to return late in the first round for the right player. Of course, that only works if they can find a trade partner.

Well, Bleacher Report’s Jake Fisher believes that both the Dallas Mavericks, holding the 26th overall pick, and the Golden State Warriors, holding the 28th overall pick, are open to trading their picks for either second-round draft and stash picks or even the chance for future picks.

Timberwolves trade options

So what would the Timberwolves want with either the 26th or 28th picks in the 2022 NBA Draft?  Well, the opportunities are pretty extensive with either or both picks. For starters, the Timberwolves could amass a number of picks to trade up for a lottery round pick in this draft if they believe a player is worth the effort.

The Timberwolves’ main interest in trading for these picks could likely be consolidating four draft picks into fewer rookies to help manage their younger rookie additions. But the Timberwolves have plenty of options and a new front office staff that has already declared plans to be aggressive in this year’s draft.

Another possibility in initiating draft day trades for the Timberwolves could simply be the call of all gamblers. You can’t win any bets until you place your chips on the table. The front office has assembled some of the brightest minds in the NBA, but they only matter when drafting, trading, or signing, players. So it makes sense to take out the brain trust for a spin around the block during the 2022 NBA Draft if the opportunity presents itself.

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