4 Timberwolves who increased their trade value this season

These players upped their trade value with their play for Minnesota in 2023-24.
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The 2023-24 NBA season has marked one of the best years for the Minnesota Timberwolves in quite some time. They finished in the top three of the conference standings for the first time in 20 years, and are in excellent position to make a deep playoff run.

Even if they do not bring home the Larry O'Brien trophy this season, Minnesota has shown that they are here to stay. The defensive prowess of Rudy Gobert along with the versatile offensive fire power of Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns creates a dangerous threat that will keep them atop the West for years to come.

In the current season, Minnesota's strong play as a team has led to many standout individual performances as well. These are four Timberwolves players that undoubtedly raised their trade value this season.

1. Nickeil Alexander-Walker

In his first full season with the Wolves, Nickeil Alexander-Walker proved his value as a high-level three-and-D contributor. With the departure of Taurean Prince last summer, a greater opportunity opened up for the fifth-year guard.

NAW has been one of the Timberwolves' most valuable backcourt players when Anthony Edwards has gone to the bench. After appearing in just 23 games for Minnesota after arriving with the team at the 2023 trade deadline last year, he played in all 82 games for the Wolves this season.

Playing the second-most minutes of any non-starter and locking down defensively while shooting 39% from three, Alexander-Walker raised his trade value in a big way during the 2023-24 season. He will continue to be massively important for the Wolves' playoff run.