4 Unpopular trades Timberwolves should explore this summer

These are a few unpopular but potentially rewarding trades Minnesota should consider making in the coming offseason.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been putting together their best regular season in 20 years over the last five months. After everyone in the NBA sphere was ready to call the Rudy Gobert trade a failure after one average season in 2022-23, his play has lifted the Wolves to becoming the league's best defense.

With Anthony Edwards continuing to show the world the kind of superstar he is and everyone else down the roster filling their roles nicely, Minnesota has truly become a force to be reckoned with. The Western Conference is as talented and deep as ever, especially at the top. But the Timberwolves have a legitimate chance to make a deep playoff run.

Even as the Wolves sit near the top of the West, the front office will be keeping their options open for ways to improve this coming offseason. There are some moves they can make that would please a lot of fans, but here are four less popular trades Minnesota may want to look at making this summer.

Find a Mike Conley upgrade

Minnesota Mike has become something of a fan favorite in the Twin Cities since arriving with the Wolves at the 2023 trade deadline. Many Timberwolves fans were ready to move on from D'Angelo Russell, and Mike Conley provided a play style and personality adjacent to D'Lo's.

He gave Minnesota an intriguing change of pace at point guard, and he has delivered in nearly every way imaginable. Conley's play has been rock solid and his chemistry with Rudy Gobert was obvious from day one. He has been nothing short of the perfect fit for the Timberwolves.

The only downside to Mike is his age. While his performance on the court has remained youthful, he is 36 years old and will not be able to maintain this level of play forever. If the Timberwolves want to aim to get younger to keep a good balance of youth and veterans on the roster, they could try to find an upgrade at point guard.