4 Timberwolves who increased their trade value this season

These players upped their trade value with their play for Minnesota in 2023-24.
Naz Reid, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid, Minnesota Timberwolves / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Naz Reid

In the NBA as with any professional sports league, team success will always come first. But for the players, it can be natural to chase individual success as well. After all, a league like the NBA offers the chance to earn generational wealth that can benefit one's family for decades.

So when a player earns a hefty payday like Naz Reid did last summer when he signed a three-year, $41 million extension with the Timberwolves, it can be almost second nature to let off the gas just a little bit. After all, earning that kind of check is rare and can feel like crossing a finish line to some.

But Naz did quite the opposite. After a 2022-23 season where it felt like he could not get much better, Reid has gone on a tear and put up a Sixth Man of the Year-worthy campaign for Minnesota. This year, he averaged a career-high 13.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals, all while shooting 41% from three-point range.

He completes the Wolves' one-of-a-kind trio of big men, and is a huge factor in Minnesota's bench lineup. This season has clearly only made him a more valuable asset in the grand scheme of things.