5 Trades Timberwolves should make to split up Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert

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Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns
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4. 3-teamer sends KAT to Atlanta

The Hawks are looking to upgrade their roster around Trae Young and Dejounte Murray to become true title contenders. They moved on from John Collins, and there have been plenty of rumors about Atlanta adding a third star. The Hawks are set in the backcourt, so their options are limited.

The Timberwolves would not want Clint Capela, so this would have to be a three-team trade. Atlanta upgrades at the five as Minnesota adds wing depth and draft capital. It hinges on finding a team to take Capela, and the Mavericks are searching for a new starting center.

This is the worst return for Towns on the board. The Hawks only have two first-round picks and three swaps to offer Minnesota with De’Andre Hunter, who Atlanta has shopped this offseason. The Timberwolves flip Capela for Tim Hardaway Jr. and two second-round picks, which again feels light.

This would be a panic move by the Minnesota Timberwolves. They would be no closer to contention and do not get enough draft capital to acquire a third star. The Wolves should only make this deal if they have another trade lined up using the draft capital and some of their own to acquire a difference-making point guard or wing.