Last week, DraftExpress reported that the Washington Wizards were among the most active teams in terms of trying to swing a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for a trade that'd bring back the No. 2 pick and, presumably, University of Arizona forward Derrick Williams.
But Michael Lee of the Washington Post reports that according to multiple Wizards sources, the team hasn't made a serious push for Williams yet. The team does value the forward and could still jump into the derby -- the Wolves are reportedly looking for a veteran big man -- but it hasn't happened yet.
With that, we're still waiting for a legit rumor to determine exactly what level of player Minnesota needs to relinquish No. 2. Because of Kevin Love's presence, the veteran big man needs to be a center, or able to defend centers. That rules out much of the league. Quite a few of the NBA's non-star but quite good centers are actually free agents -- Samuel Dalembert, Tyson Chandler, Nene, Kenyon Martin and Marc Gasol lead that list. Teams can't trade those players during the draft.