5 Timberwolves at risk of being traded this summer

A few Wolves could be on their way out the door in the offseason.

Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves / David Berding/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
4 of 5
Next

4. Wendell Moore

Perhaps a more unexpected name to end up on this list is Wendell Moore. The second-year guard has not received as much opportunity this year as many may have thought, and that leads some to question his place on the Timberwolves going forward.

As we think about Wendell's decrease in playing time this season, we must also remember that not many anticipated Minnesota being quite as good as they are this year. With the team racing to the finish line of what could potentially be the number one seed in the Western Conference, it would make sense to give more time on the court to your seasoned veterans than to unproven first or second year players.

Even so, the Wolves still have a decision to make when it comes to Moore's development and where they believe he fits as a member of the young core moving forward. Wendell was drafted in the first round in 2022 and was viewed as something of a combo guard that could impact the game with his playmaking and defense.

Minnesota has already exercised their club option on Wendell for next season, which means that he will be guaranteed a $2.5 million salary for 2024-25. So if the team chooses to move on from him and pursue other options going forward, the financial implications of trading him would ultimately be minimal.