The “Star Tribune” reported Friday that according to their sources the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking at the possibility of trading the number two selection in next month’s NBA Draft. Arizona Wildcats small forward Derrick Williams is projected to be taken with the second pick and the T-Wolves are already well stocked at the three slot. The paper is reporting that there has been talk of a deal with the Indiana Pacers that could send All-Star forward Danny Granger to Minnesota.
Rumors are circulating that the Timberwolves could put together a package that includes forward Michael Beasley, the rights to guard Ricky Rubio as well as the second round pick in exchange for the Pacers veteran. There have also been reports that Minnesota may be looking to trade down so that they would pick later in the first round. That would open the possibility of a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers who own the first and fourth picks in the first round as well as two picks in the second round. Cleveland is expected to select Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the first pick however Williams would be a good fit for the Cavaliers.