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NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves Could Trade For Myles Turner

NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves Could Trade For Myles Turner

At 11-12 on the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves are right in the thick of the playoff race out West. So far, D'Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns, and young stud Anthony Edwards have proven to be a talented core, and fans have real optimism about the future.

But if the Timberwolves really want to become a threat, they're going to need more fire-power.

On his podcast, Jon Krawczynski suggested one name the front office may be looking at ahead of the new year.

(via The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast)

"A big man is definitely needed and the Timberwolves know it," said Krawczynski. "The one thing about this front office and this coaching staff is right now is even though they might performing above expectations to what fans would expect, to what the league would expect. They know that they have a lot to work on,they know that the roster isn't perfect, they know that they need a lot help. So its not like they are sitting this out and saying "We're fine, we're gonna go for it."

"So they are combing the league, they are looking for options out there. DeMarcus Cousins was a name that came up, he went to the Bucks. I don't think the Wolves were ever really interested, they think he's past his prime and wouldn't be as much of a help. I think you're going to hear names like Myles Turner from Indiana come up regularly going into December and into January. I think once we get to 1st of January that's when teams really kind of have a true idea are they in this or are they not, what do they need,what don't they."

Turner, 25, was picked 11th by the Pacers in the 2015 Draft. He has yet to blossom into a star, but his play on both ends of the floor has made a noticeable impact on the team.

The hope is that by plugging Turner in the frontcourt with Towns, the Wolves would benefit from his size and skillset around the rim.

Despite many doubts about how Turner would work with Towns, it seems the Timberwolves are seriously considering making. amove to bring him on.

The 6-year veteran is averaging 12.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game on 52% shooting. He's owed $36 million over the next two seasons.