7 trade targets to bolster the Timberwolves' bench

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6. Alec Burks

Aside from a backup point guard, shooting remains a need for the Timberwolves bench. Detroit Pistons wing Alec Burks is one of the best shooters who has yet to start a game this season.

In just 19.6 minutes per game, Burks is knocking down 2.0 threes at a 38.2 percent clip. He's a multi-faceted 3-point threat as he hovers around the 38 percent mark on both catch-and-shoot and off-the-dribble shot attempts.

Furthermore, the 38 percent clip might be an aberration. Before this season, Burks hasn't shot below 40 percent since the 2019 season. Besides his 3-point shooting, Burks provides off-the-bounce scoring and the keen ability to draw fouls.

On a per-36-minute basis, Burks averages 5.3 free throw attempts per game. And when he gets to the line, he hardly misses. Burks is draining a career-high, 88.2 percent of his freebies. The Detroit wing is great offensive player to employ off the bench.

With Burks in tow, the Wolves wouldn't have to worry about fit. The Colorado product is capable of playing up to three positions. He fits best as a wing, but in the past, he's provided quality minutes at both point guard and power forward.

Perhaps the most intriguing part about Burks is the team he plays for. The Pistons are far and away the worst team in the league. After trading two rotation players over the weekend, it's looking increasingly likely that Detroit will ship out more players before the deadline.