The NBA has been busy in free agency but the Minnesota Timberwolves have remained quiet. They have not made any trades, despite being in many rumors since the regular season ended. That does not mean that they have no interest in making moves and there could be some fireworks coming up.
Karl-Anthony Towns continues to be the biggest trade piece in Minnesota. He has turned into one of the best big men and has made an impact since entering the league in 2015. His tremendous individual success is not translated into that for the Timberwolves.
They have made the postseason just one time since drafting Towns with the first-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Minnesota now has a new player to build around in Anthony Edwards and they decide to send Towns away for a large return.
Edwards was named Rookie of the Year this season as another No. 1 pick for the franchise. The Timberwolves finished near the bottom of the Western Conference once again, which has sparked many trade rumors, both at the NBA trade deadline and here in the offseason.
If Towns is one of the players available, there will be plenty of teams interested in a big man of his caliber.
It will be interesting to see the offers that Minnesota would get for Karl-Anthony Towns. Let’s take a look at three teams that could be on the phone first if the big man is made available.
3. New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have not been handling the free-agent market well like many have hoped.
After a 41-win season that landed them the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks were expected to be aggressive in hopes of building an improved the lineup. Derrick Rose and Alec Berks were signed by the Knicks, along with Nerlens Noel.
Evan Fournier was the Knicks biggest signing as he landed a four-year deal with the team. The Knicks are still without a starting-caliber point guard and could still improve in the frontcourt.