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Report: Kahn Entices Cousins's Agent With Talk Of Possible Roster Change

The buzz this past week has been that the Timberwolves are settling into the idea of selecting Syracuse forward Wesley Johnson with the No. 4 pick in this year's draft. Jerry Zgoda of StarTribune.com says not so fast.  

Zgoda writes that Minnesota Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn has informed the agent for highly-touted power forward prospect DeMarcus Cousins that the Timberwolves roster might change in an attempt to entice Cousins to work out for the team. Cousins' agent was concerned because the team already has multiple quality power forwards on its roster.

That doesn't guarantee Cousins will change his mind, but Kahn said Cousins' agent has been made aware the team's roster might not look the same next Thursday night as it does today. Kahn said the agent has been "counting bodies" on a team that now includes Al Jefferson, Kevin Love and could include Darko Milicic and Nikola Pekovic once the free agency period commences in July.

Kahn called the team's situation "fluid."

Translated that means expect either Jefferson or Love to be traded in the coming days, the fourth of five "windows of opportunity" to remake the team in a 17-month period as Kahn called them when he was hired in May 2009.

Meanwhile, SB Nation's CanisHoopus tweeted a link to a 2009 article that shows a strong tie between Cousins and Timberwolves assistant coach Reggie Theus.

Cousins will "very strongly consider playing for any school Reggie Theus gets hired to coach." http://tinyurl.com/22ntwvtless than a minute ago via web

 

Zgoda does still believe that the Timberwolves will tap Johnson with the fourth pick in this year's draft.  But, as we all know, everything can change after one workout.

Discuss all things Timberwolves over at SB Nation's CanisHoopus.com.

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