4. Timberwolves find PG as Magic search for value
Minnesota wants to contend this season, but their point guard depth could hold them back. Mike Conley enters the season as their starter and a solid yet declining option. The soon-to-be 36-year-old cannot play more than 30 minutes per game at this stage of his career and has averaged just 55.5 contests per year over the last eight seasons. The Timberwolves need a trusted option behind the veteran.
Jordan McLaughlin was not in the playoff rotation last season. Vit Krejci and Daishen Nix have yet to play a full season. Shake Milton has done some playmaking, but he is not a lead guard. The Timberwolves could be all over Cole Anthony, but their assets are limited.
Minnesota does not have an outright first-round pick to trade. They can give the Orlando Magic a first-round swap and a rotation wing for Anthony, but that is likely the maximum offer. The Timberwolves may throw in a second-round pick if others are bidding.
Betting against a team with Anthony Edwards signed long-term and a willingness to make moves does not seem wise. This trade is likely a stay-away for the Orlando Magic, but that relies on the franchise getting better offers for the 23-year-old guard.