Former Kentucky Wildcat Karl Anthony Towns future with the Minnesota Timberwolves could be coming to close. It was reported that Towns relationship with the organization is strained. Being the first overall pick in the 2015 losing your franchise player isn’t a good look for the Wolves. With tension within the franchise there are bound to be changes coming in the near future.
Where would he go?
With all of these rumors about what’s going on with the team there’s a bigger question fans should be asking…. Where would Towns even go? The NBA is such a “what can you do for me?” league, so finding a possible trade is all about fit. Looking for teams that have assets to get rid of is hard to find. In a potential trade for Towns the Wolves would need to receive a guaranteed first round pick or players who have shown a lot of promise, if not both. Some teams that can potentially offer a trade for Towns are the Phoenix Suns, with their number one overall draft pick this year. The Philadelphia 76ers have last years number one pick and the number 10 pick in this years draft they could offer. The Boston Celtics after losing game 7 could try and trade their draft picks and some of their core to get Towns. Either way any team is going to get better by adding towns, it’s just about finding the right fit.
Booker and Towns back together?
A Kentucky reunion could take place if the Wolves traded Towns to the Suns. In Phoenix Towns would join his former teammates Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis. Booker is taking the league by storm establishing himself as one of the premiere scorers in the league. Pairing he and Towns together again would be a scary sight in the western conference. After news broke of Towns being unhappy in Minnesota, Booker tweeted a picture of towns in a Suns jersey that can be seen here. Keep an eye out BBN because these three together again would be something special.
In the end I don’t think the Wolves are crazy enough to trade Towns. He is the face of the franchise and trading him would be a huge loss. Expect to see him playing out the rest of his current contract in Minnesota. But, once he’s a free agent, anything’s possible.