via NY Daily News
It’s not July yet, and we haven’t even had the draft, but all kinds of tweaking and posturing are happening. You’ll get to see the teams in the lottery playing their cards to fill holes in the line up. The Minnesota Timberwolves looking for some guard help. The explosive yet sometimes erratic Marshon Brooks..why not?
per NY Daily News:
The Nets have been involved in discussions of a trade that would send Marshon Brooks to the Timberwolves, multiple sources told the Daily News.
Minnesota has shown interest in the third-year guard out of Providence, calling around the league for feedback and initiating trade discussions. Talks have not escalated to anything serious or imminent at the moment, according to a source. However, another source said that a proposal is on the table waiting for the Timberwolves’ approval.
The Timberwolves have an excess of experienced point guards, and the Nets could use one because CJ Watson will opt out of contract by the June 30 deadline. JJ Barea and Luke Ridnour would seem to fit the Nets’ needs, although it’s unclear if they’ve been discussed in trade scenarios.
Both point guards earn more money than Brooks, however, and other players would have to be added to a trade to make salaries match. In the past the Nets have also shown an interest in Minnesota’s Andrei Kirilenko.
The Nets pick 22nd in the draft Thursday. The Timberwolves pick 26th.