The Minnesota Timberwolves keep struggling this NBA season, despite the good performances by Andrew Wiggings and Karl-Anthony Towns. The latter has been linked with trade rumors and there is one team very interested in his services.
The T-Wolves have been unable to win consistently this term, and that has led to rumors suggesting KAT is unhappy right now.
According to JB Baruelo of the Inquisitr, once Towns becomes officially available on the trading market, several NBA teams are expected to express a strong interest in acquiring him, including the Golden State Warriors.
The Dubs are expected to get a lottery pick in the draft this year, but their bad moment doesn’t seem to last a lot. Reports have seen the light suggesting the Warriors are “monitoring” Towns’ availability on the trade market. That’s why Andrew Ites of Fansided’s Dunking With Wolves suggested a hypothetical trade deal that would send Towns to Golden State.
In the proposed trade deal, Golden State would be sending a trade package including D’Angelo Russell and three future first-round picks to the Timberwolves in exchange for Towns. However, Ites thinks that acquiring Russell and multiple future first-round picks for Towns would “soften the blow” for the Timberwolves.
“Getting another All-Star player in return would soften the blow for the Wolves, and it helps that Russell is under team control through the 2022-23 season. Minnesota fans could even get excited about the pairing of Russell and Wiggins while they have a treasure chest of draft picks. If worse comes to worst and KAT forces his way out of Minnesota, this wouldn’t be a terrible move for the franchise.”
A potential arrival of Towns would give the Warriors big chances to reignite their dynasty. He’s only 24 and could well become the next leader of the team. Playing alongside veterans like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green would give KAT the confidence he needs to become one of the biggest superstars in the league.