NBA free agency is already in full force, and it looks like the Timberwolves are looking to bolster their already loaded roster by adding Jeff Teague.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have already been a huge part of the NBA offseason, and it looks like they’re not done given some of the names they’re looking to add to their star-studded lineup.
The team already acquired Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls on the night of the 2017 NBA Draft, and made themselves a quick little “Big Three” of their own by putting Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins in one lineup.
Now, it appears as if the Timberwolves are in search of a new point guard, with rumors of a deal that would send current point guard Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz. With Rubio possibly on the move, the team apparently already has a replacement in mind.
According to a report from USA Today’s Sam Amick, former Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is a “heavy, heavy favorite” for the Timberwolves, and could slide right into the rotation to help bolster their already stacked lineup.
The team has also been linked to potentially going after Derrick Rose, who is a hot target for a lot of teams with big needs at point guard, like the San Antonio Spurs and the New York Knicks. Butler is also reportedly doing his own recruiting for a point guard, as he’s been trying to court former Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry to come to Minnesota this offseason.
The Timberwolves have a ton of cap space to work with this offseason, but need to make sure they leave some for long-term deals for Towns and possibly Wiggins. However, it’s tough to argue with a lineup that includes Teague, Butler, Wiggins, and Towns, and that would put them among the elite teams in the Western Conference for sure.