With less than a month until the trade deadline, NBA teams everywhere are doing what they can to get the best value back for their top assets. Clubs like the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking for the right move that will put them in prime playoff positioning in just a few short months.
Of course, the most obvious move Minnesota could make would be to offload D’Angelo Russell, who has drawn a decent amount of interest on the trade market. Moving his expiring contract to avoid losing him for nothing in the offseason would be the Timberwolves’ most likely move before the deadline.
But there are still other options that Minnesota is no doubt keeping a pulse on. One of the more frequently-mentioned names in recent rumors around the league has been the New York Knicks’ Cam Reddish. Recently, the Knicks revealed that they would be willing to part with the young wing for just two second-round picks.
The Minnesota Timberwolves should make a move for Cam Reddish
This announcement comes after New York had previously stated that they were seeking a young player on a rookie contract with a different skillset in exchange for Reddish. As we all know, the Knicks can be stingy when it comes to deals like this, so their asking price of two second-rounders appears to be them easing off based on the offers they have received.
With this price of two second-round picks in mind, the Minnesota Timberwolves should absolutely consider throwing their hat in the ring for Cam Reddish. Through 153 games, his career averages of 10.2 points on 39% shooting may not seem like much to write home about, but he is still just 23 years old and has a lot of time to improve.
Reddish could end up being an excellent fit with this Timberwolves roster. His elite athleticism and versatility are a big reason why he was drafted tenth in the lottery just a few years ago. Much of his shortcomings in his career thus far have simply been due to a lack of opportunity.
Minnesota pursuing Cam Reddish also makes sense when you look ahead to the decisions they will have to make this summer. They may not be able to keep Jaylen Nowell around past this year, and being able to replace him with a wing of similar age with a higher ceiling would certainly be an ideal move.
The Timberwolves currently own second-round picks in 2023, 2026, 2028, and 2029. If their plans with Rudy Gobert pan out and they are in the playoffs for the next several seasons, these picks will end up in the 40s and 50s and Minnesota should not be hesitant to move them for a player of Cam Reddish’s caliber.