The Minnesota Timberwolves have the top pick in the upcoming draft again after five years. For which player you want to use it is still unclear. At the same time, there are rumors that the Wolves can envision a # 1 pick trade as well.
According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, who spoke to several team leaders in the NBA, Minnesota has repeatedly thrown the option of trading the first pick into the room. GM Gersson Rosas was “not rooted” with the pick, they say.
Should the Wolves keep the pick, LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards are likely to be the most promising candidates, even if coach Ryan Saunders talks to Sid Hartman (Star-Tribune) did not want to look at the cards.
“I find a lot of these players interesting,” said the coach. “We are completely open about that. Every draft has good players and we are very open about that.”
Givony also stated that the owner situation in Minnesota could also play a role in the draft decision. Already during the Corona interruption it came out that Wolves owner Glen Taylor would like to sell the franchise. One of the interested parties is ex-Wolves star Kevin Garnett, who has put together a group of financially strong partners.
The Big Ticket was in Minnesota that week, but wanted dated, according to Chris Hine Star-Tribune do not comment on a possible purchase.