Multiple media reports are indicating the Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to trade veteran point guard Mo Williams for the right price.
Williams has provided a veteran presence at the point guard position this season in Ricky Rubio's absence, but ESPN's Marc Stein reported Friday there's a belief around the league Minnesota would be willing to move him.
Williams was a late scratch from Minnesota's Wednesday night victory over Boston, he was away from the team for personal reasons. Just two weeks ago though, he scored a career-high 52 points, which at the time was also the NBA season high.
While trade speculation has surrounded several Timberwolves veterans, following their 8-37 start, the Associated Press' Jon Krawczynski doesn't believe the team is in a rush to move any of them.
There are two reasons Williams could be different.
First, the Timberwolves signed Lorenzo Brown out of the D-League this week. He played well on Wednesday night with a career high 11 points, three assists and a turnover.
The bigger factor though might be Ricky Rubio's health. On Sunday Wolves coach Flip Saunders told reporters he hoped to have both Kevin Martin – who returned on Wednesday – and Rubio on the floor within a week.
If Rubio is close to returning, the Wolves may be willing to deal Williams.