Timberwolves prefer to trade No. 1 pick for ‘win-now player’

The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to bounce back from a rough 2020 season. With the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, they will have a real opportunity to add an intriguing talent alongside Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.

It remains to be seen what the Timberwolves will end up doing when it’s time for them to make a selection at No. 1 overall. In fact, Minnesota may not even end up being the team to make that draft choice.

According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly ‘prefer to trade’ the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft in exchange for a ‘win-now player’ to pair with Karl-Anthony Towns.

It has been a real struggle for the Timberwolves to get it right in the NBA Draft as of late. In a weak draft class, using the No. 1 pick to acquire an established talent via trade may indeed be their best possible course of action to ensure improvement.

The Timberwolves need to operate with some urgency when considering how long the team has been losing since drafting Karl-Anthony Towns. Minnesota needs to turn things around at some point to avoid risking him eventually wanting out of town.

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