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5 realistic big-name trade targets for the Minnesota Timberwolves

Thanks to a rollercoaster offseason, there are plenty of storylines to monitor with the dawn of the Minnesota Timberwolves‘ 2019-20 season less than a month away.

Outside of how the rotation will shake out, closely watching how Wolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas will navigate the in-season trade market is chief among those storylines.

Despite losing out on the grand prize in the D’Angelo Russell sweepstakes to Golden State, the Wolves front office has positioned itself in excellent shape to go big-game hunting in the first week of February.

In order to pull off a deal for a star (or superstar) level player, teams frequently need the following:

  • A bloated contract used to match salaries (preferably, one that is expiring).