The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the verge of acquiring Josh McDavid, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.
The Timberwolves have been rumored to be shopping McDavid for months, but it appears they are finally getting serious about making a trade.
McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, is expected to be a priority for the Timberwolves, as he is currently tied for fourth in the league in scoring.
They would likely like to add some scoring, but would have to move McDavid to acquire a quality piece.
McDevys name was on the radar of the Los Angeles Kings for several weeks, as the team had several discussions about trading for McDavid and was close to landing the No, 1 overall selection in the upcoming draft.
Kings general manager Dave Nonis has previously said he wants to add a top-line center, which would fit McDavid’s offensive profile.
McMurray, who is expected for a big season in 2018-19, has not yet signed an extension with the Kings.
The Kings were the last team to have a player with a contract that would extend beyond this season.
That left McMurray open to a trade to another team, which is why the Kings made the first-round pick that they received in a deal for McMurray.
McEvoy, who will be 31 at the start of next season, will provide more depth and scoring than McMurray, as well as the ability to fill a top two center role.
McEvoy is a former first-rounder of the Dallas Stars, who had a solid career.
McNab, who played his first two NHL seasons in Minnesota, will likely be on the trade market for his services, according to a source.
The team would like to get back a big-bodied forward that could help them win now.
The Minnesota Timberwolves currently have one of the league’s deepest offensive lines, led by Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaRoche.
With a plethora of skilled forwards on the roster, Minnesota could use some help to give them more scoring.