Timberwolves talk trade with Hawks involving Culver, sixth pick

Timberwolves shooting guard Jarrett Culver brings the ball up the court during a game against the Trail Blazers.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have discussed a trade proposal with the Atlanta Hawks that would involve the Hawks’ No. 6 overall draft pick, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer.

Per O’Connor, one scenario involves second-year Minnesota shooting guard Jarrett Culver and the Timberwolves’ 17th pick. The Timberwolves also own the No. 1 overall pick.

It appears the Hawks are willing to move their lottery pick in attempt to make a playoff push for the upcoming season. One report suggested they have emerged as a candidate for New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. Along with the Timberwolves and Pelicans, the Boston Celtics also have interest in the sixth overall pick, O’Connor reported.

Culver is 6-foot-6 and averaged 9.2 points on 40 percent shooting.

The Timberwolves have made it clear they are keeping all options with the top pick — including the possibility of trading it.

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