NBA News Roundup, Tuesday, Oct 29: Update on Kyle Kuzma's return from injury, Timberwolves target point guard and more
We are now a week into the 2019-20 NBA season and the new campaign has already provided plenty of talking points. Teams such as the San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks are defying expectations while the individual performances of Trae Young and Karl-Anthony Towns have earned plenty of plaudits.
Meanwhile, there is plenty of speculation regarding whether teams such as the Miami Heat or Dallas Mavericks could make a bold trade as they look to compete, while the Oklahoma City Thunder will be among the selling teams heading towards the February trade deadline. So, with no shortage of stories around the league, here is all the latest news and rumors you need to know for October 29th.
Minnesota Timberwolves target new point guard via trade
Heading into the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to be among the few Western Conference teams that had little chance of challenging for a playoff spot. However, the Wolves have made an impressive 3-0 start to the new campaign, and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that they will target a point guard as they look to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot:
They want to be a playoff team. I think they would love to upgrade that point guard position. If there's available point guards out there. They tried to get D'Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade situation. You watch some of the other point guards who might become available this year, they'll want to become involved there.
Jeff Teague has started the season at point guard, averaging 13.0 points, 2 rebounds and 5.7 assists through three games. Nevertheless, the Wolves lost backup guard Derrick Rose in free agency and Teague himself just has a year remaining on his existing contract.