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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1. Bojan Bogdanovic

What it'd cost: Matching salary, rotation player or young player, first-round draft capital

The third Piston and the best player on the list, Bojan Bogdanovic is the ultimate dream target for the Timberwolves. He's on a two-year deal, but his contract is team-friendly, as next season isn't fully guaranteed.

The Detroit wing is the ultimate offensive chess piece. He's versatile and efficient, while also maintaining a high volume. Bogdanovic is averaging 20.5 points per game on 15.3 field goal attempts per game. For the second consecutive season, he's nailing more than 47.5 percent of his looks.

Bogdanovic is also stellar from deep. He's launching a career-high 7.4 triples per game. The Croatian forward is canning 42.5 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. The Pistons can feel Bogdanovic's offensive impact. Detroit is three points better with their stud wing on the court.

His defense may be lacking, but like the aforementioned Trent Jr., who cares. Unlike the Raptors guard, Bogdanovic is big enough to defend both forwards. And for whatever reason, opponents shoot drastically worse when Bogdanovic is the nearest defender on both mid-range and 3-point attempts.

After a brief hiatus, back to his offense. Bogdanovic shoots it from all over the floor. He's attempted 66 or more shots from the restricted area, the paint, mid-range, and from three. He doesn't shoot below 40 percent from any of the aforementioned areas.

Adding Bogdanovic to the current Timberwolves roster is dangerous. He'd likely come off the bench to begin the game, but finish the game with four of the five starters. He fits at both forward spot, next to Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Rudy Gobert.

Although Bogdanovic is the ultimate target, he comes with a high asking price. A first-round pick is most likely needed to acquire the Detroit forward. The Timberwolves don't have a first-rounder to trade, but at best, they could offer four second-rounders, Miller, and perhaps Naz Reid to add value and match salaries.