Once again, the Minnesota Timberwolves find themselves amongst the bottom of the NBA standings and while they have a lot of solid talent on their team, nothing has gone right for this organization over the years on the court. Off-the-court, they have made some great moves by drafting Karl-Anthony Towns #1 overall in 2015 and Anthony Edwards #1 overall this past year and trading for D’Angelo Russell at the trade deadline last season, but nothing has seemed to “click” for this T-Wolves team.
Towns is playing at an All-Star level this year, Anthony Edwards is likely to be the Rookie of the Year and Malik Beasley has been one of the breakout stars of the season, so why is this team not as good as they look on paper? This season, Minnesota fired head coach Ryan Saunders after a 7-24 start to the season and former Toronto Raptors’ assistant coach Chris Finch has taken over as the full time coach of the team.
The Timberwolves management and ownership wants to see things turned around quickly and see this team finally put together a winning season, something they have not done since the 2017-18 season, which means some changes could be in order during next offseason.
In fact, a source told NBA Analysis Network’s Evan Massey that the Timberwolves could potentially look to make some major roster changes this coming offseason, including potentially trading both D’Angelo Russell, who has been out with a leg injury, and former #1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns. Both names will be worth monitoring in NBA trade rumors.
Much like how the Orlando Magic “cleaned house” on all of their top players at the trade deadline since they were not going anywhere as an organization, the Minnesota Timberwolves could be headed down a similar path, especially with Malik Beasley and Anthony Edwards being the two young stars of this team.
So could Karl-Anthony Towns actually be on the move this summer and where could he potentially end up? Depending on how things go in the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns could definitely be a team interested and potentially pursue the 2x All-Star center. Let’s take a look at what this trade could potentially look like.