MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden are expecting their first draft night as leaders of the Minnesota Timberwolves to be a wild one.
Thibodeau and Layden spoke on Tuesday, two days before the Wolves start the night with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Whether they end up keeping that pick remains to be seen.
Layden, the general manager, says the Wolves have received a number of calls from teams looking to trade for that fifth pick. The offers have included established players and picks.
Both men say they are evaluating their options and open to either trading the pick or staying at 5 and grabbing another young player to add to a promising roster.
Thibodeau says the Wolves are placing a premium on adding shooting.