One of the most underrated and underappreciated players in the league this season is Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns is the victim of an atrocious Minnesota Timberwolves team causing many people to forget about him.
Karl-Anthony Towns has also had a really tough year. His mother sadly passed away from Covid-19 and he also contracted the virus, causing him to miss games this season. Even though Karl Anthony-Towns is often overlooked he is among the league’s best young players.
Should KAT want out?
I think when it comes to bad organizations and rebuilds, it often takes a massive trade to swing the franchise in the right direction. The Minnesota Timberwolves are young and will continue to get better, but as of now, they are at the bottom of the NBA.
If Karl-Anthony Towns wants to win now and help establish a lasting legacy in the NBA he should leave Minnesota. I strongly believe that Towns can win rings if he goes to the right city one with players that can complement him.
Where is Karl-Anthony Towns likely to get traded to?
New York Knicks
Most Knicks fans know not to look deeply into rumors just to end up getting upset. New York, however, could actually be the number one place for Karl Anthony-Towns. He would reunite with his former head coach Tom Thibodeau. In three seasons with Thibodeau, Karl-Anthony Towns was an all-star. Towns would likely want to try and regain this status with his former coach. Also Knicks president Leon Rose has a great connection with KAT from Kentucky.
The Knicks have also shown flashes of potential with their new management making good selections in the draft. I’m sure KAT wouldn’t mind playing in the bright lights of New York with young studs like RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley.
Another team that is a great fit for Karl-Anthony Towns is the Charlotte Hornets. This team is young and loaded with talent across the board. LaMelo Ball has looked sensational in year one and who wouldn’t want to play with a playmaker like him. They also have other outstanding pieces on the wings like Devonte’ Graham.
Realistically the Hornets may have to give up a large haul to acquire KAT. The trade may look like Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, at least one first, and two seconds, for Towns, and maybe Ricky Rubio paired with a solid wing defender in Josh Okogie. Overall this seems like a fair trade, but with KAT’s upside in the future, the Hornets should beg for a deal of this nature to go through.