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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6. Monte Morris

What it'd cost: Wings who can shoot, second-round draft capital

The first "dream target" on the list to be linked to Minnesota is Monte Morris. The former Iowa State Cyclone was selected in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft by current Timberwolves president of basketball operations and former Nuggets' general manager, Tim Connelly.

After a nondescript rookie season, Morris quickly ascended to a high-level reserve guard. He's averaged at least 9.0 points, 3.2 assists, and shot above 45 percent in every season he's appeared in more than 45 games.

The Detroit Pistons guard is always extremely efficient. He's never averaged more than a turnover per game. And despite his small stature, his shooting percentages are abnormally good. For his career, he shoots it 48.0 percent from the floor, 39.0 percent from deep, and 82.8 percent from the charity stripe.

This season, albeit in a small sample size, Morris's efficiency and numbers are far worse than usual. However, a quad injury is likely to blame as the Pistons' floor general has only appeared in five contests thus far.

In those five games, he's managed only 25 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. A trade out of Motor City appears to be more likely than not. At 6-42, the Pistons are likely assessing their current talent pool and planning for the offseason.

With point guard Marcus Sasser impressing, Morris is expendable. And acquiring Morris likely won't take much. A couple of second-rounders and a combination of Milton or Brown Jr. paired with a young player such as Wendell Moore Jr. should do the trick.