Per The Athletic's , the T-Wolves are expected to "intensify their pursuit of Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell."
Krawczynski and Charania noted the Warriors are inclined to keep Russell, at least right now. They could wait until this summer to make a move when they aren't against the hard cap, which would allow them to "package him in a deal for a player who won't be buried on the bench behind the two greatest shooters in league history" in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
Minnesota and Russell reportedly had a mutual attraction over the summer. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Russell had the Timberwolves atop his free-agent wish list, and the team felt confident it could clear enough cap space to sign him.
Adding Russell would help address the Timberwolves' need for more outside shooting. They rank 29th in the NBA with a 32.4 three-point percentage despite attempting the third-most threes per game (39.0).
Russell's 23.3 points per game this season is the highest rate of his career. The 23-year-old is also shooting 36.1 percent from three-point range and averages 6.0 assists per contest.