If Karl-Anthony Towns truly is “as good as gone,” what would a trade involving him look like for the Minnesota Timberwolves?
This article should be prefaced with the following statement: It is extremely unlikely that the Minnesota Timberwolves are trading Karl-Anthony Towns any time soon.
That being said, there have been legs given to KAT trade rumors, as SKOR North’s Darren Wolfson reported on a podcast this week.
In short, the agent for a draft prospect ran into a “very good” NBA player in Los Angeles this week, and that player told him that Towns was “as good as gone” from Minnesota. Wolfson reports that the agent offered this information unsolicited.
If the report is entirely true — remember, this is at least third-hand information — then we have to consider what a Towns trade could look like, as hard as that might be to stomach.
No matter how much truth there is to this rumor, it is certainly difficult for Wolves fan to imagine a Towns trade, especially since the franchise has spent the entirety of KAT’s career attempting to build around him.
The last time Towns was rumored to be upset was after the Robert Covington trade, when Towns took to Instagram to express his frustration. However, the general consensus around the NBA has been that KAT’s frustration was likely alleviated with the acquisition of D’Angelo Russell, Towns’ close personal friend.
Although trading KAT would be extremely difficult and is not likely at this point, let’s take a crack at what a Karl-Anthony Towns trade could look like.