Reports: Wolves to meet with D'Angelo Russell, could trade Andrew Wiggins

It could be a big start to free agency for the Wolves.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves will reportedly meet with free agent D'Angelo Russell on Sunday, and could be about to trade Andrew Wiggins to clear up cap space for him.

Citing league sources, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes revealed on Saturday that the Wolves will meet with the Nets' guard at the start of free-agency, which starts at 5 p.m. Sunday.

New president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, head coach Ryan Saunders, and star player Karl-Anthony Towns – a friend of Russell's – are reportedly going to be present at the meeting, per Yahoo Sports.

The same article notes it would take trading either Wiggins or a combination of Jeff Teague and Gorgui Dieng to free up the space needed to sign Russell, and the rumors are that it's a Wiggins trade the Wolves are looking at.

Sports writer Mark Gunnels tweeted, citing league sources, that "The Minnesota Timberwolves are confident they’ll find a trade partner for Andrew Wiggins," which is similar to what NBA reporter Kevin Smith tweeted on Saturday.

"Told that D'Angelo Russell's team would not have set a meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves without assurances Wolves could clear the necessary cap space to sign Russell," Smith later added.

"Minnesota has made it clear they believe they can get to the $27.25M max space necessary to sign Russell."

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