The Minnesota Timberwolves were consistently discussed in trade rumors with the Los Angeles Lakers over the past year. Whether it was a move of Pau Gasol for Derrick Williams, in three-way talks for Dwight Howard, the Wolves always seemed there for the Lakers if they needed them.
But apparently the Wolves walked away from what would have been a huge move. Twin-Cities.com reports that the Wolves rejected an offer for Andrew Bynum. Further terms of the trade aren't known, so it could have been "Give us Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love for Bynum" which the Wolves wold have laughed out lout all the live-long day about. But if it had been any other assortment of offers, you have to think it would at least been intriguing. A Rubio-Love-Bynum set would put the Wolves among the superstar teams, with enough financial flexibility to do something else to move forward. Whether it was the terms of the deal or a concern over Bynum re-signing, it wasn't enough for Minnesota.
But it shows you how big this deal was going to work out, any way it went down.