NBA Trade Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves Could Stand Pat To Keep Chemistry

NBA trade rumors have swirled around the Minnesota Timberwolves over the past month or so, but the Ricky Rubio injury limited the availability of the back court players available. The front court might not be available, either, if the Wolves decide their chemistry is too important.

Minnesota picked up a solid win against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night, their second game without Rubio, and head coach Rick Adelman was of course asked possible trade with the deadline just a few days away. He answered as a coach would, too, making it sound like the Wolves might be better off by not making a trade.

"These guys have built a base, and we've got to somehow find a way with these guys," Adelman said. "If somebody is added, then we have to look at that. That's why I'm not sure what will happen in this league. If teams make moves, you might bring in one guy who can slip in and help. But with only 27 games left and no practices, it's going to be hard to incorporate two, three guys in, like some of these teams are talking about if they make a big trade."


Related: Ricky Rubio Injury Won't Necessarily Force Timberwolves To Make A Trade

If the Wolves are able to get better and perhaps find a starting shooting guard, it definitely makes sense to make a trade. If Adelman isn't sure he can incorporate the new guys, however, maybe it'd be better if they just stand pat and wait for the offseason -- especially if they continue to compete.

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus. You can also check out professional basketball news from around the league over at SB Nation's NBA page.

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