Dallas Mavericks: Four Players to Monitor at Trade Deadline

By Isaac Harris
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NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns
NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns /

Gorgui Dieng

When you have a plethora of young talent, eventually you have to pay them all and that is exactly what Minnesota will have to do eventually.

When you talk about the young wolves in Minnesota, normally you hear about three players; Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and Zach LaVine.

But it was the 26 year-old Dieng that Minnesota handed a four-year, $64 million contract extension to. Now the Timberwolves are still not in the playoffs and eventually a price will have to be paid to keep their young, big three together.

Minnesota could explore trading Dieng for a proven veteran or simply look to trade the big man with looming contract extensions coming for their young core in a couple of years.

Dieng probably won’t be moved this season, but his contract is worth monitoring for a rebuilding Mavs team.

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