Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors: D'Angelo Russell trade is possible, Wolves interested in Aaron Gordon and more
As the 2019-20 NBA season heads towards All-Star Weekend, the Minnesota Timberwolves are already out of playoff contention. A 15-33 record leaves them 14th in the Western Conference standings, and Minnesota's season hit a new low on Saturday as they suffered an eleventh consecutive defeat.
The Timberwolves have only reached the postseason once since the 2003-04 campaign, and with growing urgency to build a competitive team around Karl-Anthony Towns - the front office is expected to be active ahead of the trade deadline later this week. So, with incoming and outgoings possible, here we will take a look at all the latest Minnesota rumors you need to know.
#1 D'Angelo Russell could be available for trade ahead of the deadline
Before completing a move to the Golden State Warriors last summer, the Timberwolves front office pushed hard to sign D'Angelo Russell - and it is no secret that the point guard remains among their primary trade targets. Nevertheless, with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson both out with injuries, it was widely expected that the Warriors would keep the 23-year-old until at least the end of the season.
However, Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting that the Warriors are now willing to listen to pitches for Russell - with Minnesota expected to be among the teams that could make an offer.
After failing to meet expectations with the Los Angeles Lakers, Russell established himself as an All-Star during a two-year spell with the Brooklyn Nets. While the Warriors have endured a miserable season, Russell has continued to perform well, averaging 23.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 6.3 assists in 32.1 minutes per contest.