This Hawks-Timberwolves trade is focused on Danilo Gallinari

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Since they lost in the Western Conference Finals in 2004, the only time they have been to the Conference Finals in their 32-year history, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been to the NBA postseason just once in 2018 and they won just one game in that first-round series before being ousted from the playoffs. 

Success is a term that really does not resonate within this Timberwolves organization over the last few years, but maybe things are finally starting to change with new ownership taking over. After nearly four months of negotiations and paperwork, the NBA Board of Governors finally approved Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez as new members of the Timberwolves and Lynx ownership groups on July 21. 

Glen Taylor is still the owner of both Minnesota franchises, but according to multiple reports, it is expected that Rodriguez and Lore will wind up taking over as the controlling owners. 50-year-old Marc Lore and 45-year-old Alex Rodriguez will be bringing a new perspective to this team and both guys invested with the intent to win, so we could wind up seeing some big changes to this Timberwolves organization over the next few years. 

Does this mean any big changes are coming this offseason? Well with everybody healthy on this roster, the T-Wolves actually have a solid core of D’Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and Malik Beasley, but this is a team that is still looking to improve their roster as a whole. 

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John Collins still remains a viable target for them in free agency this offseason, but his fellow Hawks teammate in Danilo Gallinari is also on Minnesota’s radar. Timberwolves reporter Dane Moore stated on July 20 that the Timberwolves have been pursuing Gallinari in the offseason trade market.

The veteran forward signed a three-year, $61.4M deal with Atlanta last offseason, joining the likes of Bogdan Bogdanovic as two of the better free agent signings league-wide for the Hawks last offseason, but Atlanta was on the verge of making the NBA Finals. Gallinari was a big part of their success, but they really need to add more backcourt depth and focus on bringing back John Collins in free agency. 

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Minnesota has some assets that could be of value to the Hawks not just now in their efforts to potentially make it back to the Eastern Conference Finals, but to continue contending in the Eastern Conference for years to come. Let’s take a look at what the Minnesota Timberwolves could potentially offer up for Danilo Gallinari. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.