The Minnesota Timberwolves have interest in trading down from the No. 1 overall pick or out of the drat altogether for a win-now player, executives around the NBA tell Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.
Towns can't become a free agent until 2024, but the Wolves have an accelerated timeline of contention. Russell is signed through 22-23. The Wolves last reached the playoffs in 2018.
Gersson Rosas took over the Minnesota front office in 2019.
The Golden State Warriors also are believed to have interest in trading down from No. 2 for a win-now player.