The Minnesota Timberwolves are trying mightily to move up in the draft and have discussed the No. 4 overall pick with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
The Timberwolves currently own the No. 11 pick. The Pelicans have been talking to multiple teams about the fourth overall pick, according to reports. They also own the first, which they are expected to use to select Duke forward Zion Williamson.
Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are beginning a new area under chief of basketball operations Gerrson Rosas, hired away from the Houston Rockets after the season. They have since named former interim man Ryan Saunders head coach.
According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, the Ti,mberwolves may have an interest in Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland. Current starter Jeff Teague is in the final year of his contract and Derrick Rose, coming off a comeback season, is a free agent.
Garland is widely expected to be selected in the top five.
The NBA Draft is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. EST.