June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the first round draft board at the conclusion of the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves Tried to Trade For Cavs No. 1 Pick

Earlier today there were rumors (which were quickly debunked) that the Minnesota Timberwolves had a deal in place to trade for the number one overall pick in next week’s 2013 NBA Draft, currently owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers. And while those reports ended up being false, the was nothing false about the conversations – this according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.

Per Amico:

Reports of Cavs trading No. 1 pick to T-Wolves for No. 9 and Derrick Williams are false. Although teams have had conversations.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers attempting to work out a trade for the number one overall pick isn’t anything new as days after the Cavs won the NBA lottery, they approached the Wolves in an attempt to trade for Kevin Love.

Those conversations obviously didn’t get very far, but the Cavs have apparently told teams that a top ten pick along with a starting caliber player may be enough bait for them to bite on a deal.

Buckle your seat belts – should be an interesting seven days.

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Tags: 2013 NBA Draft Cleveland Cavaliers Minnesota TImberwolves NBA Draft 2013

  • Aaron

    If the Wolves could end up getting Mclemore somehow that would be awesome. The future would be bright in Minny!

    • HeWhoKnowsAll

      I hate wings that can’t handle the rock, pass.

  • jacob

    I really don’t see anything the wolves have outside of love as anything the cavs would get rid of the #1 for, you guys can talk about it being a weak draft all you want, but there is a reason the wolves want #1 and it isn’t for a sixth man off the bench, williams is worth nothing more than a late lottery even in this draft.

    • Bobby D

      Not sure why the T-wolves would even want the number one pick. The Cav’s are in a bind to get the right guy. On one hand the centers Nerlen and Len aren’t even worth a No. 1. Porter and Odalipo aren’t either. I think the Cavs are panicking right now. T-wolves should consider number three or four for a trade partner. And, I would not trade Williams even up for the 10th pick. Watch him get a lot better this year. He was, after all, a number two pick and has talent. So much for your value of a late lottery pick for him. You haven’t ever even watched him play, have you?

      • jacob

        Have watched him play, watched him play every game in college and most games in the pros, he has improved, but not drastically. Having potential and living up to it are two entirely different things, one thing he has proved is that he won’t be a superstar and would be lucky to be an allstar because he has no consistency (just like his position). This is just case and point of someone overrating their own teams talent, just like what the cavs do with their players, difference is, they do it as a GM trying to make major moves and you are doing it as a fan being hopeful he lives up to his potential, which i completely understand. Acting like you wouldn’t be speaking in a completely different tone about the #1 if it was yours is laughable, but that’s how it works, if the Twolves got their hands on one of those 2 shooting guards that will be gone by #4 they would be in prime position for years to come, so don’t act like the #1 has no value, just because someone isn’t worthy of a #1 in 2003 doesn’t mean it has no value in 2013.

  • Marty Susman

    The Lakers need to send Gasol to the Twolves for Williams and their first pick.

    • Justin Grinstead

      Yes because the Timberwolves need a decrepid 7 footer that cannot stay healthy for a young Derrick Williams and their #9 pick. U must be a Lakers fan.

    • liberalbiasbitch

      The Lakers need to do a TON of shit. The Twolves do not. Plus, that trade sucks…

  • Marty Susman

    You will lose Love since he won’t sign a new deal..You will lose your point guard as well BUT bringing Gasol will keep him. Your center is just big and no way near Gasol in ability…

    • liberalbiasbitch

      You’re buying the hype. We’ll trade Love WAY before he leaves, if this year sucks, and we won’t trade him for a million year old Gasol. The same is true for Williams. Also, Pek dominated Gasol, and you must not have watched him much if you think Gasol is the better player at this stage of his career. Another thing: there is nothing indicating that Rubio will leave OR that keeping him in MN requires us to sign Gasol. In fact, I bet Rubio would much rather play with someone he can throw oops to, rather than someone that couldn’t jump a piece of paper. Way to be a Lakers homer.