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The NBA trade deadline is closing in for teams around the league, and there’s a number of teams that are looking to better themselves for either a push to the postseason, or if a team has folded postseason hopes already possibly to unload and rebuild for next season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are in an interesting position, as currently they sit with a mark of 25-27, three full games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, sitting in the 11th spot right now heading into Tuesday night’s game at Memphis.
The hopes of making it to the postseason for the Wolves have taken a hit recently, as they have lost three of their last four games, but with a move or two they could put them right back in the race to possibly get to the eighth seed or higher in the West.
From a report by Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, the Wolves have not by any means given up on the season and general manager Scott Layden is working the phones and looking around the league to see how he can improve his team before the deadline.
Layden has been trying to engage a number of teams on potential deals, but real traction has been difficult to establish. Yet. He has a difficult needle to thread while presiding over a team that has shown little inclination to become outright sellers.
It remains to be seen what assets the Wolves are willing to deal, but it sounds like they are thinking more of working their way into being a contender than selling right now, but a lot of things can change between now and mid-day on Thursday.