Are the Minnesota Timberwolves a legitimate NBA postseason contender? It appears the answer this season is ‘yes’ but this is something that could not have been said in years past. Could they use the NBA trade deadline to maximize their chances?
Coming into the season, expected to be one of the worst teams in the league. Instead, they have come together and build a solid unit around Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards.
Now, it will be interesting to see how many and which players will be available as we enter February.
If Minnesota is going to continue fighting for a playoff spot it seems unlikely that they will move their All-Star big man. Towns continues to be one of the best centers in the league and a franchise player.
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Malik Beasley seem like the easiest option to train at this point in the season. He is contributing for the Timberwolves in his usual way and Minnesota quick test the waters to see what value he has.
It is always exciting to see which new teams take a step forward and the Minnesota Timberwolves seem to be competing better than years past. Let’s take a look at three potential players they could target to continue their fight for the playoffs.