NBA Rumors: ESPN Insiders agree to watch Wolves at 2024 NBA Trade Deadline

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Minnesota Timberwolves rumors: The team to watch at the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline

When asked which player will be a big storyline at the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline, both McMahon and Collier pointed at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns and discussed the Timberwolves’ salary cap situation. In fact, both offered similar reasoning:

"‘There has been some discussion about Towns, but it shouldn’t be a surprise if that gets much louder as the trade deadline nears. The face of the franchise for the Timberwolves has transitioned to Edwards, fresh off signing a new potential supermax extension. If Minnesota is going to make another major change, it would need to be by trading Towns.’ – as per ESPN Insider Tim McMahon"

That seems to be a rather strong opinion, doesn’t it?

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Not to be outdone, Jamal Collier also chimed in as well:

"‘Towns. Minnesota did not live up to expectations last season, and had Towns not missed such a significant portion of the campaign with an injury, there might already be more questions surrounding that roster.’ – as per ESPN Insider Jamal Collier"

While a bit less verbose, Spears named the Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns the nod as names to watch at the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline too:

"‘If (Jerami) Grant’s salary weren’t so high, I could see him as a potential player for the rebuilding Blazers to move. I’m keeping an eye on Towns; it’s the Anthony Edwards show now.’ – as per ESPN Insider Marc Spears"

So three of the five ESPN NBA Insiders voted for the Minnesota Timberwolves. So who were the other experts leaning to on this subject? Tim Bontemps suggested that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Donovan Mitchell could be heating up NBA rumors. Kendra Andrews takes a different path, naming the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Doncic.

That’s a 60 percent consensus, which is fairly reflective of the number of rumors that cite the Minnesota Timberwolves and trade scenarios that seem to fixate on moving Towns this offseason and/or potentially moving him at the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline.