A 2011 NBA Draft trade rumor of increasing popularity over the past couple weeks has involved the Minnesota Timberwolves' No. 2 pick and the Washington Wizards' young center JaVale McGee. Michael Lee of the Washington Post puts that to rest, reporting that the Wizards are not interested in moving McGee, even for the opportunity to pick coveted forward Derrick Williams in Thursday's 2011 NBA Draft.
The Wizards may have interest in moving up to getting a desired player, but this draft -- with so many question marks from top to bottom -- isn’t the one that would convince the team to sacrifice McGee.
The Timberwolves are said to be targeting a center in any trade involving the No. 2 pick. The team has an All-Star at power forward in Kevin Love, and the promising (if hyped) Ricky Rubio coming in to man the point guard position. Williams would be the team's best small forward option immediately, but Minnesota has Michael Beasley and Wes Johnson (among many others) on the wings. The center depth chart is bleak.