For years now, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to stockpile young talent, headlined by their No. 1 overall pick back in 2015, Karl-Anthony Towns. Since entering the NBA, Towns has been one of the most dominant big men in the NBA and at just 25-years old, has not even entered the prime of his career yet.
Now in his sixth season with the Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns has made two All-Star appearances and made the All-NBA team for the 2017-18 season. While he has missed some time over the years due to different injuries when he is on the court, he is one of the best centers in the entire league, but even with him, the Timberwolves have still struggled.
Since being drafted by Minnesota, the Timberwolves have gone 162-230 (41.3% win percentage) in 5 seasons with Karl-Anthony Towns and have made the playoffs just once in that time frame. If Minnesota continues to struggle and cannot prove they can win, Towns may want out of his current situation.
He is beloved by the Minnesota fan base and he loves playing for them, but every player in this league is extremely competitive and at the end of the day, nobody wants to lose. They brought in Zach LaVine and that did not work out. They brought in Jimmy Butler and that did not work out. They brought in Andrew Wiggins and that did not work out.
D’Angelo Russell may be the last hope of keeping Towns with the Timberwolves long-term and even though he is under contract through 2023, KAT can still request a trade at any time and the T-Wolves would likely have to find a new home for their generational talent.
If by some chance Karl-Anthony Towns hits the trade market this season, here are the three teams who should go all-out to trade for the 2x All-Star center.