Report: Timberwolves ‘dangled’ Cole Aldrich, second round pick for veteran help
One of the busier teams over the offseason was the Minnesota Timberwolves making many major moves to revamp the roster to form a potential title contending team.
Along those same lines, there was chatter that the Timberwolves were possibly interested in moving veteran big man Cole Aldrich to acquire additional talent. This notion was recently confirmed by Zach Lowe of ESPN that stated he was being shopped to add more veteran help.
The Wolves dangled Cole Aldrich and a second-round pick in search of veteran help, sources say, and they should experiment with Butler as a small-ball power forward. They will win a close game at some point.
Aldrich is going to enter the second year of his three-year, $21.9 million deal that includes no player or team options. He had been persistently mentioned in a potential trade that would have sent him to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for C.J. Miles. However, the Pacers instead decided to work out a deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Head coach Tom Thibodeau had stated over the summer that Aldrich is part of the team’s future plans, which has since quieted all the chatter surrounding him. In his first campaign in Minnesota, he averaged 1.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per contest (62 games).
Things could once again heat up at some point during the season ahead of the trade deadline if the Timberwolves are making a major push toward becoming a serious threat to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference.