5 Karl-Anthony Towns trades to rebalance the Minnesota Timberwolves roster: Boston Celtics
After finishing with one of the best regular-season records in the NBA, the Boston Celtics struggled with inconsistency throughout the postseason. And after an embarrassing exit in the Eastern Conference finals at the hands of the Miami Heat, they could look to reshape things.
For the Minnesota Timberwolves, this could be a great chance to pounce and attempt to trade for Jaylen Brown. The 26-year-old wing just made his first All-NBA team and is a top-20 player in the NBA.
Pairing Brown with Anthony Edwards would form an amazing wing duo, with Rudy Gobert still manning the middle. However, maybe the Timberwolves would rather bring in a point guard to help lead the way alongside Edwards.
Minnesota would also land Payton Pritchard as some underrated guard depth in the move, as well as Danilo Gallinari, who would have to pick up his player option for this trade to work.
Following an ugly playoff showing, the Celtics would shake things up after seven years of the Jayson Tatum-Brown pairing, instead bringing in Karl-Anthony Towns as Tatum’s running mate.
That being said, while the Celtics could choose to shake things up, it would be a wild pivot to trade Brown this summer. It would make some sense, considering he’s up for a contract extension, but it would be a shocking move regardless.
Boston would also add Kyle Anderson to the mix in this deal, which would help keep their frontcourt solid after losing Brown, who played mostly small forward this season.
Potential starting lineups:
Timberwolves: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Jaylen Brown, Jaden McDaniels, Rudy Gobert
Celtics: Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Karl-Anthony Towns