HoopsHype Anthony Randolph rumors

June 18, 2011 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, won't let Williams or Irving slip beyond No. 2. Sources with knowledge of the situation say that if the Cavaliers pick Irving at No. 1, the Timberwolves will take Williams at No. 2, and don't plan on trading Michael Beasley or Anthony Randolph. If the Cavs were to select Williams, the Timberwolves would take Irving at No. 2, even with the impending arrival of Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio. The Timberwolves would hold onto the Irving asset and likely command a number of suitors. Reserve point guard Jonny Flynn then would be on the trade block. ESPN.com

June 17, 2011 Updates

It starts at No. 2, where the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to listen to offers for their pick. Although they continue to maintain that they are comfortable taking Derrick Williams at No. 2, their preference is to begin adding veterans to the team. If they draft Williams, they'll look to move Michael Beasley and possibly Anthony Randolph. But neither player has the same trade value that the No. 2 pick has. Potential trade partners include the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN.com

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The Knicks management was flabbergasted, according to the league source. They fear such a proposal meant they really didn't want to do a deal with the Knicks. Not much has changed since, though the Knicks believe the Nuggets eventually will soften on taking either Gallinari or Chandler, not both. (Eddy Curry's contract must be included for the cap numbers to work). New York Post

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Privately, Minnesota officials believe they will acquire Randolph before the All-Star break, but believe it will more likely be as part of a straight- up deal with New York in which Minnesota gives up a late first-round pick, takes on Roger Mason, and then waives him. CBSSports.com

February 11, 2011 Updates

The Wolves, at last check, remain hot for New York's Anthony Randolph and hopeful to acquire him before the Feb. 24 deadline, even if that means dealing directly with the Knicks as opposed to collaborating on a three-way deal with Denver that lands Anthony at Madison Square Garden. The primary cost to the Wolves, in a direct deal with the Knicks, would be a future first-rounder. ESPN.com

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The Knicks, Nuggets and Timberwolves have had advanced discussions on a three-team trade, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The Knicks would also give up Wilson Chandler, Anthony Randolph (to Minnesota) and Eddy Curry's expiring contract. New York Post

A reported three-team deal that would send Carmelo Anthony to New York is "not close" to being completed, multiple league sources connected to the talks told SI.com On Saturday, ESPN.com reported the Knicks, Nuggets and Timberwolves were discussing a three-team deal that would send Anthony to New York; Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota; and Wilson Chandler, Corey Brewer and a first-round draft pick to Denver. Sources said that, while Minnesota is interested in acquiring Randolph, it has little interest in sending Brewer to the Nuggets. SI.com

Yes, the Wolves still have interest in Randolph, but they'd prefer it to be a straight first-round pick -- they've got protected Grizzlies and Jazz picks due them this summer -- for Randolph deal. They'd be looking for more if they were the facilitator that makes a Melo-Knicks deal work. Where and when would Randolph play? They're interested mostly in taking a flyer at minimum cost on a long athletic player who was the 14th pick in a pretty good 2008 draft and who has shown flashes of potential. If they get him, I get the sense this is another move for the future rather than the present, although the question at this point is whether Kahn and Rambis can afford to make more moves for the future without addressing the present. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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