Despite all of the trade rumors floating around the Minnesota Timberwolves this year, general manager David Kahn insists the team won’t do anything beyond minor moves prior the Feb. 18 trade deadline.
This would run contrary to previous reports. Yahoo even had at one point that the Wolves offered power forward/center Al Jefferson to Indiana for forward Danny Granger.
The Pacers reportedly rejected that offer.
Kahn has a lot of solid pieces to build around, but too many of them play the same positions. Jonny Flynn and Ramon Sessions both are point guards, as is the yet-to-arrive (and may never arrive) Ricky Rubio.
Then, of course, there’s Jefferson and Kevin Love. Both of them play power forward, or at least ideally would if the team had a true center to rely on.
But the biggest reason why it’s hard to believe the Wolves wouldn’t at least entertain moving major pieces before next week’s trade deadline is because nothing about what Kahn has done so far suggests that he will just sit back and wait for the offseason. He’s been tremendously active in his short tenure with the Wolves.
The team has only a handful of players – I believe five – from last year’s squad.