Timberwolves trade rumors: Luke Ridnour, Derrick Williams on the market

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves could move Luke Ridnour before the trade deadline, and Derrick Williams is on the market but more likely to be moved during the summer.

The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't standing pat, and while there doesn't appear to be any major changes upcoming this season, one minor move could include trading point guard Luke Ridnour.

Though forward Derrick Williams, the No. 2 overall pick from the 2011 NBA Draft, is also on the market, it's Ridnour who is more likely to be moved, according to 1500 ESPN's Darren Wolfson. Ridnour's name had come up in connection with the New York Knicks.

Although Wolfson did not know who Minnesota could receive in return, he suggested that the Timberwolves could be interested in wing Ronnie Brewer. They could also involve small forward Chase Budinger in a trade to New York.

However, Wolfson tweeted on Monday that it had been quiet on the T-Wolves' trade front. Still, moving Ridnour would make sense. Minnesota is heavy with point guards, especially with Ricky Rubio coming on strongly following his return from last season's ACL tear. The Timberwolves also have rookie Alexey Shved and J.J. Barea available to play point guard.

Center Nikola Pekovic had previously been mentioned as a trade chip for Minnesota, and overall team president David Kahn told TwinCities.com that any moves made this trade season would need to favor both the present and future. He admitted that he was making calls across the league to gauge the landscape.

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