3 reasons why Timberwolves fans should tune into the 2023 NBA Draft

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III: Minnesota Timberwolves draft day trades

The Minnesota Timberwolves participated in a number of draft day trades during the 2022 NBA Draft. So it falls to reason that they will be receptive to the idea this year as well. In fact, NBA Rumors that are leaking to the public believe that the Minnesota Timberwolves could be involved in a blockbuster trade during the 2023 NBA Draft, one that could involve All-Star PF/C Karl-Anthony Towns.

But, will it happen? You see, that’s the funny thing about NBA Rumors. They may happen, and they may not happen.

The only way to truly be sure of the action is to get a courtside seat. That means dialing in whether by television, the radio sports network, or online streaming, and following along. Will it be worth the effort? I think so. Even if the Minnesota Timberwolves do not pull the trigger, there is bound to be a lot of interest from a number of teams in Timberwolves players and free agents before, during, and even after the draft.

Will the Suns shine on draft day with Timberwolves?

I expect that will depend on offers made by other teams in an attempt to pry a key player away from the Minnesota Timberwolves roster.  For example, with the latest blockbuster deal that sent Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns, the Sun will need to give serious consideration to trading away salty center Deandre Ayton for a more affordable replacement. That need could give the Suns added incentive to pursue Minnesota Timberwolves backup center, Naz Reid.

Will the Timberwolves consider a sign-and-trade scenario to ensure that the team receives some value if Reid leans towards signing with a new team? That may be a wise strategy. But again, it all depends on how events play out on draft night, which is the perfect reason to tune in.