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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Get a good return for Kyle Anderson

It is no secret that Kyle Anderson has had a less than glamorous second season in Minnesota. After signing during the 2022 offseason on a solid two-year deal, he put together an incredibly solid season in 2022-23. With Karl-Anthony Towns out for over 50 games with a hamstring injury, Anderson stepped up and delivered in a big way.

Acting as the Timberwolves' starting power forward for a large portion of the season, it was Slo-Mo's performance that played a big part in helping keep Minnesota above water while their star big man was on the mend. Anderson was comfortably one of the Wolves' best players last season, especially given his team-leading 41% from three-point range.

All indicators were that Kyle would once again be huge in Minnesota's pursuit of a top seed in the Western Conference. But he has fallen off in a major way this year, to the point where he has been borderline unplayable at times.

As a result, the Wolves will likely be hard pressed to keep him around past this summer. To be fair, trading Slo-Mo would probably not even be that unpopular of a decision at this point. The front office should pursue a sign-and-trade for Anderson to avoid losing him for nothing.