The Minnesota Timberwolves shocked the NBA world by giving up a monster haul to get Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz. The blockbuster deal now creates one of the most intriguing frontcourts in the NBA featuring Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns. The fit will be questioned, but there’s certainly a lot of talent there.
Now the Timberwolves are trying to figure out what to do next, and part of that involves finding more depth for that All-Star duo. On a recent episode of Darren Wolfson’s The Scoop w/ Doogie pod, Frank Kaminsky, Gorgui Dieng and perhaps even DeMarcus Cousins are mentioned as possible frontcourt targets.
Kaminsky spent the last three seasons with the Phoenix Suns. The big man only played nine games this past season, though, because of a knee injury and was ultimately waived.
Dieng signing with the Timberwolves would be a reunion. He stated his career in Minnesota after getting drafted 21st overall in 2013 and played there for six-plus seasons. The 32-year-old spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks.
Cousins split last season between the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets. Boogie actually had some impressive moments in the playoffs as Nikola Jokic’s backup against the Golden State Warriors, averaging 10.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in just 11.4 minutes per game. Cousins isn’t the force he once was, but he’s still a decent backup option these days.
The Timberwolves do still have Jaden McDaniels and Naz Reid as frontcourt depth, but they could still use more to fill out the roster. We’ll see what direction they head.