4 Unpopular trades Timberwolves should explore this summer

These are a few unpopular but potentially rewarding trades Minnesota should consider making in the coming offseason.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
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Deal role players for another All-Star level talent

On the topic of acquiring more high-level talent, Minnesota is likely keeping all options on the table in terms of which players on the roster are deemed off limits. In reality, Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert may be the only players the Wolves make completely untouchable in potential trade dealings.

The fact of the matter is that top-tier players are needed in order to win a championship in this league. No NBA team since at least the 2014 Spurs have won the Finals without having a top five player in the association on their roster, and even that team represents an outlier.

Anthony Edwards' star power is considerable, but can he take this team all the way to the promised land with Karl-Anthony Towns or Rudy Gobert as his best teammate? Time will of course tell, but the Timberwolves will be keeping their options open in the meantime.

High-level role players like Jaden McDaniels, Naz Reid, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and others may not necessarily be as untouchable as we think. If one or more of them needs to be moved in order to bring in a championship level co-star for Anthony Edwards, best believe management will not lose sleep over trading them.