The Minnesota Timberwolves have been looking to pull the trigger on a trade but nothing has really come up. The Utah Jazz have reportedly been in contact with the Wolves about trading Paul Millsap with the Timberwolves apparently starting the discussion and the Jazz willing to listen. According to mulptile sources, the Jazz continue to bring up Derrick Williams name in trade discussions with the Wolves and Minnesota has made it clear they’d be willing to part with him at the right price.
Williams name came up in trade discussions for J.J. Redick but the Wolves weren’t comfortable parting ways with Williams and a first round draft pick to land Redick.
But for Millsap, the Wolves may be willing to entertain the idea of giving up some assets to bring in a guy that can instantly make them better without Kevin Love in the lineup. The Timberwolves are searching for some wing help via trade and so far have come up empty. Earlier today general manager David Kahn didn’t sound very confident when asked if he felt the Wolves would find a trade before the deadline.
Since the weekend Minnesota has reportedly been shopping their draft picks as well as Williams and guards J.J. Barea and Luke Ridnour. Andrei Kirilenko is the most highly sought after member of the Timberwolves at the moment but Kahn and the Wolves have no intention of trading him unless they’re 100 percent positive he won’t pick up his player option for next season.
Al Jefferson is a name the Utah Jazz would love to move but right now Millsap seems to be getting the attention and if the Jazz can move one of them and get some young talent, they might end up settling for that.