Timberwolves Trading Karl-Anthony Towns To Knicks?
Are the Timberwolves trading Karl-Anthony Towns to the Knicks?
Minnesota came into the season with a lot of expectations surrounding the team.
Thus far, the hype has not really materialized.
Despite Anthony Wiggins having unarguably the best season of his young career, the Wolves are 11-19 through 30 games and will likely miss the playoffs yet again.
Towns, 24, is clearly Minnesota’s star for now and the foreseeable future. However, is nearing the age where guys get a bit disgruntled when they find themselves on perpetually losing teams.
Although Towns is signed with Minnesota through the 2023-24 season, some teams are reportedly kicking the tires on a potential deal.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks are reportedly looking into acquiring Towns.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) December 26, 2019
“Another player the Knicks are expected to monitor is local product, Karl Anthony-Towns, the Timberwolves’ 24-year-old superstar who also signed a max extension this summer,” Berman noted.
“The first pick of the 2015 draft, Towns hails from Metuchen, N.J., and grew up a diehard Knicks’ fan. If he sought a trade, his wish list figures to include the Knicks.”
New York’s interest in Towns is understandable. The superstar big man is averaging 26.5 points and 11.7 rebounds per game this season. He is a stellar offensive player and the only notable gaps in his game are defense and injury proneness.
That being said, the Timberwolves have absolutely no reason to move Towns for anything short of an amazing deal. And there is nothing on the Knicks’ roster that they could cobble together that would constitute an “amazing” deal in anyone’s minds.