Timberwolves Trading Karl-Anthony Towns To Warriors?
Are the Timberwolves trading Karl-Anthony Towns to the Warriors?
It is no secret that Towns and Golden State point guard D’Angelo Russell are close friends. It has been widely speculated that Minnesota may at some point do a deal to unite the pair.
As it turns out, though, it appears Golden State has the same idea in mind.
According to Ethan Strauss of The Athletic, there is serious chatter in NBA circles about the Warriors potentially trading for Towns.
The word around the league is that Towns is unhappy with the Timberwolves and would be open to a new situation. A week ago, similar murmurs prompted the suggestion that the New York Knicks would try to swing a deal for Minnesota’s All Star big man.
Towns is currently averaging 26.5 points on 51.4 percent shooting, 11.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. He is also shooting nearly 42 percent from behind the arc.
Unfortunately, those crazy totals have not translated into victories.
The Timberwolves are currently 11-20 on the season despite Andrew Wiggins playing arguably the best basketball of his career.
Towns would no doubt be open to trade that allows him to play alongside the likes of Russell, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, but putting a trade package together for him will not be easy. Golden State presently does not have much in the way of young assets.
Can a deal between these two organizations get done? Sure. The Los Angeles Lakers convinced the New Orleans Pelicans to take a bag of trash for Anthony Davis.
Will a deal get done, though? At the moment, it seems unlikely.