Timberwolves ‘aggressive’ in trade market


Dec 18, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Luke Ridnour (13) is pressured by Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Even though the 19-31 Timberwolves are likely looking to contend next season, the team is looking to improve its roster now.

The Timberwolves are very active in trade talks leading up to the Feb. 21 trade deadline, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

According to Wojnarowski, the team is willing to give up a lot.

"Minnesota has been aggressive in offering multiple first-round picks for established talent, league sources tell Y!"

It is clear the team wants to win now, consistent with what the organization has been preaching all season long. The only problem with wanting to add established talent now is that the team is realistically aiming for next season, a turn off for established veterans who want to contend for a title this season.

At the current standings, the Timberwolves have two first round picks available to trade. It is believed that point guard Luke Ridnour and forward Derrick Williams are available for trade.

If a quality trade is not available leading up the deadline, the team may elect to wait until the summer to make a deal.