Timberwolves looking to get another NBA Draft pick
As reported on Ch. 5 last night — hope you watch — #Twolves have inquired with at least 2 teams about acquiring another pick. The talks I've heard were about another 1st, but this Draft is plenty good enough that a high 2nd should have lots of appeal too. #AllEyesNorth
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) June 21, 2018
According to the Wolfson, the talks involve trying to get another first-round pick, but if they can’t find a suitor they could be trying to get a second round pick because of the depth of the draft.
The Wolves have nine players under contract for next year, with those contracts taking up $116 million of the salary cap. A good way for a team to fill out a roster for cheap is to hit on draft picks that don’t cost a ton of money, but can still provide a lot of good on the court.
If the Wolves don’t decide to add another draft pick, there are a few other options that could come into play on draft night. They could try and dump Gorgui Dieng who is under contract for three more years and is going to make over $15 million each year.
They also could try and trade their first round pick for a veteran that could come in and help the team right away. If the Wolves do decide to hold onto their draft picks they are probably going to target a wing, a place they don’t have much depth behind Jimmy Butler, and Andrew Wiggins.
If the Wolves decide to make a pick, they need to hit on it because the bench depth has been lacking under coach Tom Thibodeau.