The Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves are two NBA teams in similar positions. They are both rebuilding teams with big-name players to build around for the future. There are plenty of assets on both sides that could be moved in a deal.
It begins with the two biggest names — Trae Young and Karl-Anthony Towns. This would be a duo that would bring the Hawks back to the postseason. They are off to a 7-7 start this season. Young leads the team with 24 points and nine assists per contest.
Atlanta is a balanced offense with six players scoring double-digit points per contest. This includes John Collins and De’Andre Hunter. Atlanta made some moves in the offseason including signing Rajon Rondo and Danilo Gallinari. They have not made much of an impact with just eight combined games played.
Minnesota is not off to a good start this season. They are 3-10 and in the basement of the Western Conference. There have been problems in Minnesota for quite some time now. This has made Towns disgruntled over time. NBA trade rumors were swirling in the offseason about the big man wanting a trade but nothing has happened just yet.
This is a deal that would certainly help the Hawks as they acquire one of the best centers in the game. Meanwhile, it would give Towns the chance to compete in the Eastern Conference with better talent around him.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Trae Young would have the Hawks trending in the right direction. Here is what it might take to pair these two in Atlanta.