In the 2012-13 season, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t seen any one position that needs a significant upgrade. They’ve had injury depleted lineups, but their newfound depth has been proven by their ability to continue to win.
Every position on the Timberwolves' lineup has been great this season, with very few exceptions. The only player that has yet to meet expectations is Derrick Williams, which is why he’s the one that the Timberwolves are most likely to deal.
After being selected second overall in the 2011 NBA draft, Williams has been very unconvincing. At times he appears to be lost on defense and his decision-making hasn’t been on par with what the Wolves expected.
Because of how remarkable Dante Cunningham and Andrei Kirilenko have been playing, as well as how well Chase Budinger played before his injury, Williams hasn’t seen a ton of playing time—which is also a big reason for his low production levels.
If a new player were to be acquired for Minnesota this season, he would have to be either a backup or a guard better than Alexey Shved—which says something, because Shved has been very impressive in his role as a starter.
There are players out there that would be great with the Wolves, it’s just a matter of finding the right one.
Note: All stats are valid as of 12/23/12