The NBA trade deadline is approximately 48 hours away. The rumor mill is heating up, and we’ve got a juicy new report involving the Minnesota Timberwolves.
According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Timberwolves are engaged with the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets on a potential three-way trade. That deal could then pave the way for the ‘Wolves trading for Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell.
Russell has been the subject of trade talks since the Warriors signed him in the offseason. He’s signed through the 2022-23 season on a max contract.
Wojnarowski broke down how all of these moves could come together over the next couple of days.
The Timberwolves, Rockets and Hawks have the assets to fulfill some of each team’s goals: forward Robert Covington to Houston, center Clint Capela to the Hawks and potentially two first-round picks and an expiring contract to Minnesota, league sources said.
For Minnesota, those potential draft assets could be useful in talks with Golden State on a Russell trade or elsewhere in deals at the trade deadline or in the offseason.
ESPN Sources: Minnesota orchestrating three-team trade talks with Houston and Atlanta — with hopes of ultimately turning discussions into a four-way deal that brings Golden State G D'Angelo Russell to Timberwolves. https://t.co/YaHunnVWpo
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2020
Now, oftentimes trades such as this one that have many moving parts ultimately don’t come to fruition. There’s simply too many things that have to happen.
However, a mega-deal like this would certainly be the type of game-changer you rarely see at the deadline.