The Minnesota Timberwolves are "up to something," according to Zach Lowe. 

D'Angelo Russell will be a restricted free agent and the Brooklyn Nets have been linked with Kyrie Irving.

"There has been a lot of Minnesota (signing) D'Angelo Russell noise," said Lowe. "And it's not all Karl Towns commenting on Instagram because they're friends. Minnesota has communicated to the league, not the NBA league, just the league at large that they believe they have a pathway to get D'Angelo Russell.

"I can't see what it is because they're capped out and they have all of these contracts nobody wants, but they've communicated that."