New York Knicks may be a hot landing spot for KAT
The New York Knicks check all of the boxes in terms of an ideal landing spot for Karl Anthony Towns, and it makes even more sense if you allow for an accelerated timeline that involves the two teams coming to terms in the next week or so.
Don’t take my word for it. The New York Knicks have been identified by multiple NBA analysts as a logical and ideal landing spot for any trade that involves the Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns:
Familiarity is a key component for a trade of this magnitude. And Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is already enamored with the versatility and huge upside that KAT could bring to the Knicks roster.
So what might a plug-and-play trade package look like if the Knicks and Wolves were to sit down and make it happen before October 23, 2023 (which is the deadline for an extension for SF Jaden McDaniels)?
It will all come down to whether or not Karl-Anthony Towns’ former head coach has enough pull in the New York Knicks organization to force the team to trade for Towns.
As for Towns himself, he has seemingly rejuvenated his passion for basketball once more. But will that rediscovered love for the game be able to withstand the new national narrative that will confront him daily over the possibility of being traded? Can he be satisfied in a lesser role on a team where he has been the Alpha Male for years?
Perhaps most of all, can he resist the temptation to play for a former head coach who still has the utmost respect and appreciation for him?
Stay tuned, as this one could gain traction quickly.
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