The Minnesota Timberwolves are getting desperate. The clock is ticking on Kevin Love’s contract. With the Timberwolves 6 games back from the final playoff spot in the West, Minnesota needs to make a playoff push before they lose their star big man to a large market team.
The Timberwolves scoring off the bench and they have some young talent to offer in exchange. That could lead them to trade for a player like Rodney Stuckey as a stretch run rental to boost their offense.
According to the NBA Trade Machine, to make the numbers work on this trade, the Wolves would have to part with two young players with favorable contracts. That includes first round pick Shabazz Muhammad, who was high on the Pistons draft board during the 2013 NBA Draft.
A potential trade would send Shabazz Muhammad and J.J.Barea to the Pistons for Rodney Stuckey. That kind of trade would be a job saver for Dumars who has been on the hot seat since last season.
This trade is not just a pipe dream either as Stuckey offers some real value to the Pistons. Stuckey has cemented his value as a combo guard and can back up either Ricky Rubio or Kevin Martin without a severe drop off in talent.
A big factor in whether the Pistons are buyers or sellers will be their playoff position after the upcoming home-at-home series against the Charlotte Bobcats. The Pistons will need to win both of those games to have a serious chance at a playoff run.