At what point do the Minnesota Timberwolves decide to make the blockbuster move that people have been discussing for months now? Of course, we are talking about NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns. The Timberwolves are in the midst of another pour season and Towns is continuing to put a big numbers.
A trade could be getting closer and closer. Minnesota gave Towns a huge contract and he is an incredible individual player. That has not translated to team success as Minnesota has made the postseason just once since drafting Towns with the first-overall pick in 2015.
At the moment, everyone on the roster, other than Anthony Edwards, seems like a trade piece moving forward. It is only a matter of time before the front office decides to blow it up and start over. The Timberwolves will be a key team to watch in NBA trade rumors as a result.
The Memphis Grizzlies could be a team interested in Towns. They already have their franchise player in Ja Morant and he has the team going in the right direction. Managing to add another dynamic frontcourt talent alongside Jaren Jackson Jr. for Ja Morant to work with could really push the Grizzlies up a few levels.
Memphis missed out on the postseason after losing the playing game to the Portland Trail Blazers a season ago. They are hoping to take that next step soon in town as a player that could help them right away. It takes a lot of talent to be a perennial playoff team in the Western Conference and adding a player like Karl-Anthony Towns would ideally solve for that.
This would certainly be a blockbuster deal if he was able to get pulled off. Let’s take a look at what a potential trade might look like between these two sides of the offseason.