5 blockbuster trades for Timberwolves to capitalize on Anthony Edwards’ greatness: Terry Rozier
The Minnesota Timberwolves may not get back top-tier future assets in this deal, but trading Karl-Anthony Towns for solid rotation pieces and future draft capital could be an intriguing option.
Terry Rozier would step in as a solid sixth man behind Mike Conley, or he could take over as the Timberwolves’ starting point guard and add an extra scoring punch next to Anthony Edwards.
Cody Martin is a solid 3-and-D player, and James Bouknight would be a project piece for Minnesota to work with moving forward, as he’s been unable to find his footing in the NBA thus far.
Perhaps the most important part of this trade, however, would be the first-round picks the Timberwolves would get back, as it would open up the opportunity for them to make more trades moving forward.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets would be doing their best to push forward and field a competitive roster around LaMelo Ball, pairing him with Towns at the center spot.
Giving up control of three of their first-round picks would certainly be a risk, but at one point or another, the Hornets need to strive for improvement, as they have been on uneven ground for years.
Potential starting lineups
Timberwolves: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Kyle Anderson, Jaden McDaniels, Rudy Gobert
Hornets: LaMelo Ball, Brandon Miller, Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, Karl-Anthony Towns