Rumor: Timberwolves are "big fans" of J.J. Redick in trade market, according to report

J.J. Redick - USA TODAY Sports

If Orlando elects to trade the veteran shooting guard, Minnesota will attempt to make a competitive offer.

Count the Minnesota Timberwolves among the teams that will be interested in trading for J.J. Redick if the Orlando Magic decide to make the veteran shooting guard available, reports Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis.

Wolfson, citing sources, says the Timberwolves "are big fans" of Redick, who's averaging 14 points and 4.9 assists per game, both figures career-highs. Minnesota, which expects to earn its first playoff berth since the 2002/03 season, needs to bolster its wing rotation: shooting guards Brandon Roy and Malcolm Lee are out indefinitely, and small forward Chase Budinger will miss several months due to a knee injury.

According to Wolfson, Minnesota will need to offer Orlando more than Derrick Williams, the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, if it hopes to pry Redick from the Magic.

Ric Bucher reported Wednesday that Orlando feels "no urgency" to trade Redick yet.

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