The Minnesota Timberwolves have become a legitimate Western Conference playoff contender. A healthy trio of Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell headline a tantalizing and could-be elite offense. Can they do damage in the playoffs? That’s where the NBA trade deadline comes into play.
There are players outside of the “big three” who have shown promise and/or provided the Timberwolves with consistent production this season like Jarred Vanderbilt, Jaden McDaniels and Jaylen Nowell. That said, this team needs veteran complements to deepen and further weaponize head coach Chris Finch’s offense.
With that in mind, here are three players the Timberwolves should target before the NBA trade deadline.
3) Minnesota Timberwolves buy low with Jeremy Lamb
- Timberwolves get: Jeremy Lamb
- Pacers get: Taurean Prince and Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2022 second-round draft pick
The Pacers have supposedly been trying to move Lamb for a year, and the veteran guard would be a savvy pickup for the Timberwolves.
One of Minnesota’s more imminent needs is a proven wing scorer to play alongside Russell and Edwards. Lamb fits the bill. He has traditionally been an effective shooting scorer who stretches the floor and can shoot off the dribble. Another option is Lamb coming off the bench, serving as a veteran scorer for the second unit to help pick up the slack when the starters get a breather.
- Jeremy Lamb stats (2021-22): 6.8 points per game while shooting 36.7/32.6/91.8