Timberwolves Targeting John Collins, Aaron Gordon Ahead of Trade Deadline

by March 04, 2021
John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks and Jarrett Culver of the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently the worst team in the NBA. With a record of 7-29, they recently made a head coaching change and are looking to get back on track. 

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the first step towards this could be acquiring a solid power forward. He recently reported that Minnesota has shown interest in power forwards around the league, including Atlanta’s John Collins and Orlando’s Aaron Gordon. With that in mind, both Gordon and Collins have significant asking prices in the marketplace.

On paper, Minnesota already has an extremely talented young core with D’Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Malik Beasley and Anthony Edwards. While it’s unclear if one of these core pieces would have to be moved to acquire Gordon or Collins, they would both be excellent fits with the Timberwolves. 

An efficient, productive power forward would do Minnesota a lot of good, especially on the defensive end of the floor where Karl-Anthony Towns has proven to struggle a bit. As the upcoming trade deadline approaches, it appears that the Minnesota Timberwolves could be active on the market.