The 2011 NBA Draft is just 6 days away and the Timberwolves are still drawing interest for their #2 pick.
There are a number of different trade scenarios that have emerged since the May Draft Lottery. From Indiana the Pacers reportedly offered Danny Granger for the #2 & Beasley. The Wizards were another team that are interested in the #2 pick and a trade that featured JaVale McGee & the #6. The Phoenix Suns are yet another team that is reportedly ‘very’ interested in the Wolves’ #2 pick. The Wolves are interested in the veteran point guard: Steve Nash. Suns’ big man: Marcin Gortat is another interest for Minnesota. The Raptors reported offer of DeMar DeRozan and the #5 for Jonny Flynn & the #2 were yet another.
Today, another couple trade rumors emerged. The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly are offering Pau Gasol to Minnesota for Kevin Love and the #2 pick. Pau Gasol’s name has come up before, but this is the first time the Lakers have actually expressed interest in All-Star Kevin Love-who played his college basketball at UCLA and whose hometown is just North in Oregon. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune says that the TWolves are certainly interested in Pau, but definitely not for Love and probably not for the #2.
The other rumor that seems to have emerged today is from the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are apparently interested in obtaining the #2 pick and rumor is that the Bucks are offering center Andrew Bogut and the #10 for the #2. However, Frank Madden stated via Twitter that if the Bucks had initiated these talks with Minnesota, the deal would already be done as Bogut & 10 for 2 would be a no-brainer for Minny. There’s no doubt that when Andrew Bogut is healthy he’s one of the top 2-3 centers in the NBA.
As we wind down the final days till draft night, these rumors will continue to circulate and I’m sure more will emerge. Remember to stay tuned for daily updates on all TWolves news, information & updates all year round. Thanks for reading and GO WOLVES!