10 Dream trade targets for the Timberwolves (and what'd it cost to acquire them)

Dec 26, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic
Dec 26, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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The NBA Trade Deadline is less than a week away. After a flurry of moves to begin the new year, teams have slowed down, seemingly in anticipation of the deadline.

Numerous players have been made available for trade. Several teams, such as the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and others have already been deemed as sellers. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Minnesota Timberwolves appear as buyers.

Although it's been reported that the Timberwolves are more likely to be active on the buyout market, it's worth noting that Minnesota has shown interest in multiple guards and even some wings to bolster the reserve unit.

Here are 12 dream trade deadline targets for the Timberwolves and how much it would cost to acquire them.

10. Bones Hyland

What it'd cost: Forward depth or a second-round pick

First on the list comes Los Angeles Clippers' guard Bones Hyland. If Hyland were to be traded, it would be the second season in a row the former Denver Nuggets' guard would find himself on a new team at the deadline.

Last season, the point guard was shipped from Denver to Los Angeles in exchange for a couple of second-round picks. In 14 appearances for the Clippers, he averaged 10.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game.

This season has gone quite differently for Hyland. After receiving ample playing time to begin the year, a trade for James Harden put a damper on Hyland's production. Since November 10, the point guard has only appeared in 11 of 27 contests. On the season, he's averaging just 6.2 points per game on 36.7 percent shooting from the floor and a 31.3 percent clip from distance.

A trade for Hyland would be based more so on potential. The VCU product is still just 23 years old. And, it wasn't long ago that he averaged 10.1 points per game on a competitive Nuggets squad.

In the present, acquiring Hyland wouldn't take much. The Clippers are a contending squad and Hyland isn't a part of the rotation. It'd likely take a reserve forward or a second-rounder to tempt the Clippers.

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