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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9. Davion Mitchell

What it'd cost: Backup forward or big

A common theme throughout the list, Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell is one of many point guards to appear. The defensive-minded guard was drafted ninth overall back in 2021.

Since then, the Baylor product has lost his spot in the rotation. Although not entirely, Mitchell's playing time is at a career low. He's averaging just 12.5 minutes per game. And, in a third of his appearances, he's played less than 10 minutes.

The Kings seemingly prefer to run only De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk at the point. Mitchell is a staunch defender, but he lacks the offensive-pop required for heavy minutes on a team like the Kings. Sacramento prefers offensive-minded players to boost their top-10 ranked offense.

Mitchell to Minnesota is a far better fit, and it wouldn't take much from the Timberwolves to pry the former Baylor Bear. It's likely the Kings have already given up hope on Mitchell, as they've relied on Monk to handle the bulk of the reserve point guard duties.

While the Kings may be searching for a reserve floor general on the trade market, Sacramento is relatively thin on the wing. Behind starters Keegan Murray and Harrison Barnes, the Kings rely on Chris Duarte, Sasha Vezenkov, and Kessler Edwards. Adding say, Troy Brown Jr. would bolster the reserve forward unit in SacTown.