When you talk NBA trade rumors, you’re almost certain to hear the name of Derrick Williams. The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to an 7-3 start. Majority of the credit goes to their high octane offense, led by Kevin Love.
Minnesota would Love to keep Love (pun intended) long-term, but in order to do so they must show him they’re serious about winning.
The T-Wolves would like to bring in some veterans, that’s why Derrick Williams is always being shopped. Sacramento seems to be interested.
From everything I can gather, he’s available. It’s just about finding the right deal. Head coach Rick Adelman would prefer another veteran big to fill out the rotation. I think GM Flip Saunders wants a little more value. I know the Kings have a lot interest in Williams and might have the right combination of veterans to make a deal (Jason Thompson? Chuck Hayes?).
I’m not sure Jason Thompson or Chuck Hayes would make Kevin Love want to stay in Minnesota.