The Timberwolves are looking to move back in the 2018 NBA Draft, according to a report from The Athletic.
Minnesota currently holds the No. 20 overall pick. But, the Timberwolves could trade down in an effort to shed a major contract or acquire another draft choice, the report says.
The Athletic Sources: The Minnesota Timberwolves have spoken to teams about moving back in the first round of the draft, I'm told. Ideally, Minnesota would like to shed salary and/or get another draft pick, sources tell colleague @JonKrawczynski .— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 21, 2018
Minnesota signed Andrew Wiggins to a five-year, $148 million contract in October. It also inked Jeff Teague to a three-year deal in June 2017 and has Gorgui Dieng on a contract running through 2020-21.
The Timberwolves finished last season with a 47-35 record and made the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04.
Minnesota is projected to select Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo with its first-round pick in the latest Sporting News’ 2018 NBA Mock Draft.