Wolves Rumors: Turner, Pekovic, Johnson, Gasol

January 25 2013 at 11:26am CST By Luke Adams

This week's edition of Darren Wolfson's Scoops column at 1500ESPN.com focuses on a couple other local teams before getting around to the Timberwolves. There are still a few notable T-Wolves tidbits within Wolfson's piece though, so let's check out the highlights….

  • Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman badly wanted to add Elston Turner to his staff when he first got the job. Now that the Suns and Turner have parted ways, it's possible he eventually ends up on the Wolves' bench.
  • Minnesota is still expected to make a move before the February 21st trade deadline, but all is quiet on the trade front at the moment.
  • The T-Wolves have told Nikola Pekovic they don't intend to shop him, though a source close to Pekovic asks Wolfson, "What does that really mean?" For his part, Pekovic is hoping to remain with the team long-term.
  • There's a sense that if the Wolves don't re-sign Chris Johnson when his 10-day contract expires on Monday night, he'll land with another NBA team fairly quickly.
  • As long as Pau Gasol remains a trade candidate, consider the Wolves still in the hunt, says Wolfson.
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