RUMOR: Timberwolves have rejected Mavs’ offers for Robert Covington
Based on how things have been going for the Minnesota Timberwolves, they are still a couple of pieces away from contention for the NBA title. If they want to acquire assets, then dealing a piece like Robert Covington to a team like the Dallas Mavericks is of utmost importance to them.
However, it seems like the Timberwolves front office is not finding a proper offer that they deem viable for Covington. The three-and-D man is a favored asset in Rick Carlisle’s team, but they just couldn’t find the right deal to convince the Wolves to let Covington go.
Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer had this to say about the trade situation:
The Mavs have also made offers to the Timberwolves for Robert Covington, but those have been declined, according to multiple league sources. Covington won’t make many plays off the dribble, but he’d be an upgrade over Dorian Finney-Smith as a 3-and-D wing. It remains to be seen if Dallas has the ammo to complete a trade, but it’s clear that the team is looking to bolster its postseason odds.
Covington will be a great fit for playing alongside a ball-dominant guard like Luka Doncic. The reigning Rookie of the Year needs the ball in his hands a lot in order to pull off his magic, and the Timberwolves’ defensive forward’s nature of play will be a perfect fit for what the Mavs are looking for.
One of the reasons why the Mavs can’t finish the deal is their hesitance to give up one of their young core players. However, the Mavs are confident that they’ll be able to get a deal done before the trade deadline, but maybe not with the Timberwolves.
Whether that actually happens or not will be up to the decision of the Timberwolves.