Teams have begun making moves on the day before the 2016 NBA Draft, as Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague and George Hill, among others, were traded on Wednesday. More rumors are circulating as the draft approaches, and a few more players are likely to be dealt by Thursday night.
After spending just one year in Milwaukee, Greg Monroe could be headed elsewhere. Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reports that the Bucks are looking to move the center, whom the team gave $51 million over three years last summer.
Monroe averaged 15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game with the Bucks, but his defense was lacking, and the team won eight fewer games than they did the year before. He was involved in trade rumors before the deadline, but Milwaukee didn’t make a move.
While the Bucks are looking to unload one of their big men, the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to add one. According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the team is interested in adding Kenneth Faried, whom new head coach Tom Thibodeau worked with as part of the 2014 U.S. World Cup team.
Faried averaged 12.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in the 2015-16 season. He’s averaged at least 11.5 points and 8.6 rebounds in each of the last four seasons.
Minnesota has reportedly been actively looking to upgrade their roster, expressing interest in trading for Jimmy Butler, as well. The Chicago Bulls, however, don’t seem to have much interest in moving the shooting guard.
The Timberwolves have the No.5 pick in Thursday’s draft.