Timberwolves Connelly can see plenty of picks changing hands in draft

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Some believe that the 2023 NBA Draft will be a maelstrom of trades that move picks back and forth throughout the night. Others believe that due to the stratified talent in this year’s draft, there will be far fewer draft day trades, and as a result, fewer picks than a normal draft changing hands.

But how do the Minnesota Timberwolves gauge the market? After all, we believe that the Timbewolves could be buyers of picks on draft night. And to do that, there has to be an environment where teams are more than willing to engage in trade talks. Let’s see what Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly has to say about the subject:

That bodes well for the Minnesota Timberwolves, assuming that the team is able to get in on the action. And it’s already happening:

What type of night can we expect from the Timberwolves? Well, I wouldn’t expect fireworks by any account. But perhaps the team can add depth to the roster at vital roles. The team would be wise to consider a bonafide point guard to develop this year to backup and eventually take over for veteran point guard Mike Conley Jr.

The team would also do well to consider a backup point forward to learn from veteran Kyle Anderson too. Adding a padawan to learn from Slo Mo would be very helpful too.

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But to address two positions, an additional draft pick will need to end up in the Timberwolves hands. So a trade-filled draft night actually favors the Minnesota Timberwolves in the end. That is, as long as the Timberwolves manage to execute their plan fully.