The Minnesota Timberwolves have advanced to the next step of trying to lure Tim Connelly away from the Denver Nuggets. Connelly is reportedly traveling to Minnesota to meet with Wolves owner Glen Taylor this weekend.

Connelly has already had several conversations with Minnesota minority owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez. Lore will take over majority ownership from Taylor in 2023 and would like to make a big splash with his basketball operations department. It's believed the Timberwolves are willing to put a very lucrative offer on the table to get Connelly to leave the Nuggets.

Minnesota dismissed Gersson Rosas in the preseason, and Sachin Gupta has led the basketball operations as the interim general manager since then. Now, the Timberwolves hope to have Connelly, who has a keen eye for talent and strong relationships around the NBA and with agents, leading their front office for years to come.