Seven-year veteran Lou Amundson has been around long enough to know how the NBA works, to know that by Friday he could be traded or waived so the Timberwolves can resign Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson for the rest of the season.

His agent has been talking to other teams about a possible trade, and Amundson in turn has been talking to his agent about whether the Wolves can deal him to a playoff contender for a protected second-round pick or if they'll waive him to clear a roster spot the Wolves will need if they intend to keep both players.

"It's a business, so you have to think ahead with that stuff," Amundson said. "Everything's on the table right now. You never like to get traded, but sometimes the situation isn't what you hope it to be, and so it can work out for the best sometimes."

Amundson, 30, was signed just before training camp to a one-year veteran's minimum contract. He has sat out 17 of the past 27 games before Monday's game against Portland.

"Obviously, it has been a disappointing season for me so far," Amundson said. "I haven't played as much as I would have liked. This possibility has been on my mind for a while now. I just try not to think about it too much. But at the same time, I'm a basketball player. I want to play. I work hard at it. I want to do what I love."