OTC medicine careers: Andrew Wiggins was diagnosed with the season-ending left knee injury suffered in the playoffs last year and has been out since.
He has been cleared to return to practice, but he hasn’t started yet.
He is expected to play against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, which would make him eligible for a trade, but it won’t be until after he is cleared to play.
The Wizards and Timberwolves are reportedly interested in acquiring the point guard, but the Wolves haven’t committed to dealing him.
The NBA has a maximum of $20.7 million in cap space in 2016, with $14.8 million available to sign players to long-term contracts.
If the Wizards are interested in signing Wiggins, they would need to make some trade.
There are a few teams that are willing to pay him as much as the $16.8m per year that the Wolves have.
They are the Knicks, Celtics, Lakers, Warriors, Heat, Bucks and Clippers.
He would have to be willing to waive his no-trade clause and play for another team, but that is something that is likely to happen, especially if Wiggins wants to return from injury.
There are also a few other teams that could use the cap space to sign Wiggins.
The Nets, Pistons, Celtics and Grizzlies are among those teams that might be interested in getting him, but they might have to get something in return, according to Mike Schmitz of ESPN.
The Grizzlies would need a lot of cap space if they want to trade Wiggins to Memphis, but if he were to come back, the Grizzlies would be able to make that trade, he said.
The Clippers are also interested in the point forward, but their lack of cap room could make it hard to get him.
The Timberwolves have been linked to a number of other point guards, including Brandon Ingram and Isaiah Thomas, who are expected to be free agents next summer.
Another point guard the Wolves could target would be point guard Zach LaVine, who could be in the final year of his rookie contract.
He had a career year last season averaging 22.3 points per game, but missed the playoffs because of a torn Achilles tendon.
He averaged 19.3 and 15.2 per game last season, but LaVines injury will make him a little more difficult to trade.
“He’s a great player, he’s a good guy,” Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell said.
“He’s been through a lot, but you never know what’s going to happen.”