As the Wolves put the 2016-17 season behind them, you can raise questions about the status of a number of the players on their current roster -- and who could end up wearing the team's uniform next season. Here's a look at possible comings and goings.
Shabazz Muhammad: He’ll be a restricted free agent come July. If this summer is anything like last summer, he could become a rich one, too. Whatever the price, it’s unlikely he’ll be back.
Omri Casspi: A late-season signing, he has struggled with a healing broken thumb and a new team. Both sides call his re-signing this summer possible, but Casspi also wants to play for a playoff team. “We’ll see,” Casspi said.
Cole Aldrich: Aldrich came home after signing a reasonable three-year, $22 million contract, but he never found his role this season. He could be a piece in a bigger trade if the Wolves wheel and deal.
Brandon Rush: His one-year, $3.25 million contract is expiring and don’t expect him back, even though he says: “I’d like to come back. I like Thibs. I like the system. I like the city.”
Adreian Payne and Jordan Hill: Each played so infrequently that even the myopic can read the writing on the wall.
A veteran power forward: A starter at that position might be the Wolves’ greatest need. Free-agent possibilities include Oklahoma City’s Taj Gibson, Toronto’s Patrick Patterson or Memphis’ JaMychal Green. A trade could bring someone like Denver’s Kenneth Faried or Orlando’s Bismack Biyombo.
A top-10 draft pick: If the Wolves get lucky for the first time in their history, two point guards — Washington’s Markelle Fultz or UCLA’s Lonzo Ball — are considered the big prizes. If they stay where they are, Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac, Arizona shooter Lauri Markkanen, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges or French point guard Frank Ntilikina could all be candidates.
European prospect Bojan Dubljevic: Drafted by the Wolves 59th overall in 2013, the 6-10 stretch forward might be ready for the NBA.