Minnesota Timberwolves Continue to Talk Trades

The Minnesota Timberwolves are sitting in a rare position for any franchise. The team holds the #1 overall draft pick after a college season that was cut short because of a pandemic. Now after the longest preparation time ever given to teams, and with a few prospects worth considering at #1, the team continues to evaluate it's options. Turns out if they have their choice, they won't be the team selecting.

According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Minnesota has made it loud and clear around the league that the team is willing and able to trade away the pick for the right price. The T-Wolves would love an NBA ready starter and a later first-rounder for the #1 pick, and there seems to be rumblings their selection at #17 could also be available, along with James Johnson's expiring contract.

If the T-Wolves do select, expect LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards to go first. Both players have higher ceilings than any other player in the draft, so at this point that appears to be the direction of a draft pick, but again Minnesota has no interest making the pick.

Names like Victor Oladipo, Marcus Smart, Buddy Hield, and Bradley Beal are all names that have been linked to Minnesota as the team tries to do what they can to create their own Big 3 with D'Angelo Russell and Karl Anthony-Towns.

Get your popcorn ready, with the NBA draft only a few weeks away, things are heating up!

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