The Minnesota Timberwolves had a very disappointing season. They finished 23-49, putting them in 13th place in the Western Conference. There were high hopes for the team going into the season with the new star duo in D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns along with the number one overall pick Anthony Edwards. Many expected a playoff berth or at least to make the play-in tournament but they fell way short of those expectations.
Injuries and COVID-19 played a huge part into the struggle but it is clear the Timberwolves will need to add more talent. Towns and Edwards are obvious building blocks for the future and it is time to surround them with complementary pieces.
Here are 5 trades the Timberwolves can make this offseason to get Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns more help.
Timberwolves trade options:
5. Forward Taurean Prince
Taurean Prince has become a solid player that can play a specific role for a team. He is a solid three point shooter and a good defender. Prince averaged 10.1 points and shot 41 percent from three in the 29 games he played after being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is the definition of a role player and he is able to play so well that way. Players like Prince are what the Timberwolves need to make a playoff run.
If the Timberwolves trade for Prince they won’t be disappointed.
4. Guard Avery Bradley
Avery Bradley has been one of the toughest defending guards since he entered the league. He is a streaky offensive player but could provide the Timberwolves with a veteran presence. Just a season ago Bradley was a starting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers before opting out of the season due to COVID-19. Even in a bench role he would be a solid player for the Timberwolves and help the young core grow.
The Timberwolves would be making a good move by bringing in Bradley.