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Timberwolves Trading Karl-Anthony Towns To Celtics?

Timberwolves Trading Karl-Anthony Towns To Celtics?

Timberwolves Trading Karl-Anthony Towns To Celtics?

Are the Timberwolves trading Karl-Anthony Towns to the Celtics?

Towns is in the midst of a frustrating year. Aside from a few persistent injuries that have kept him out, he is having a fantastic statistical campaign.

Thus far, the 24-year-old is averaging a career high 26.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.

Unfortunately, those numbers have not done much to turn Minnesota’s fortunes around.

Despite Towns’ impressive stats and a career-year from Andrew Wiggins, the Timberwolves are 12-21 through 33 games so far.

Coming into the season, many considered the Wolves a dark horse playoff contender. Nearly halfway through the year, it has become abundantly clear that a postseason appearance is not in the cards for this group.

Recently, reports have emerged from the New York Post and The Athletic that Towns may be growing unhappy with his current situation.

If that dissatisfaction continues to percolate, he may end up forcing his way out of town sooner rather than later.

Should a trade demand occur, one potential destination to keep an eye on is the Boston Celtics.

Celtics are currently sitting at No. 3 in the Eastern Conference and appear to be one solid big man away from competition with the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers.

If Towns truly wants out, Boston has enough pieces to offer a strong package for him.

The Celtics would likely send over some combination of Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis and then the 2020 first rounder from the Memphis Grizzlies and their own first rounders from 2020 and 2022.

That trade would accomplish a couple of things.

For Minnesota, it would allow the organization to start a fresh rebuild behind a new talent.

In Boston’s case, it would allow the team to fill its biggest weakness and legitimately compete for an NBA championship.

The biggest impediment to this trade right now is the lack of leverage Towns has, even if he does want to be traded. He is locked in long-term with Minnesota, and if the Wolves don’t feel like giving him up, they don’t have to.

That being said, as Paul George and Anthony Davis have proven, NBA superstars who want out tend to get their way. It may not happen immediately, but sooner rather than later, their organizations usually trade them before the situation becomes so toxic that it infects the rest of the team.

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Jennifer Withers Hoey

Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.

8 Comments

    1. Seriously. She needs to stick to the west coast teams cuz she obviously has no idea what’s going on in the east or with the Celtics. Trade Tatum??? Him and Brown are the Cs future. KAT is nice but no thanks.

  1. Combo of including Tatum’s name? Ridiculous to even think that. Obvious no knowledge of Celtics talent. Celtics would be dumb to trade Tatum straight up for towns. Would involve picks and kanter perhaps and maybe a young guy like Romeo Langford.

    Jennifer you need to educate yourself.

    1. “Sports writers” are a dime a dozen these days, all you need is a computer and to meet the right people, this author obviously knows nothing about the NBA, the Celtics are 2nd in the East, not 3rd also how has she not paid any attention to what’s going on in Boston? Tatum and Brown are quite literally the future of the Celtics, they’ve bet heavy on those two. There is no conceivable trade that includes Tatum or Brown into that, especially for Towns.

      1. No knowledge of basketball period Celtics made it very clear Tatum is untouchable and now I believe jaylen brown is as well…. Celtics don’t have as many trade chips as people may think they are very unwilling to get rid of any of the starters because of the chemistry… Danny Ainge is a beast tho and he will get something done without touching our young core

  2. What crack are you smoking ??? Have you watched a Celtics game recently ? Theres no way in hell are the celtics trading Jason Tatum for anyone not named Anthony Davis and that would be a even swap . The Celtics dont need to trade their core to get a big . We are the 2nd best team in the east behind Milwaukee and the 3rd overall best team in the NBA behind Milwaukee and the Lakers . We are not desparate and Danny Ainge knows this . TATUM BROWN AND KEMBA are here for the long haul and if Gordon Hayward restructures his contract he will be too. Once Tacko Fall gets to prove himself the other teams will be scrambling to find a solution to the nightmare named Tacko and the other 4 players all averaging 20 plus points per game

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