The New York Knicks are heading into what could be a very intriguing offseason. After missing out on quite a few stars over the last few years in free agency, the Knicks could look to trade for one this offseason. One name to keep an eye on could be Minnesota Timberwolves star center Karl-Anthony Towns.
Towns would be a massive addition for the Knicks. He is one of the most underrated superstars in the league, mostly due to playing for a non-contender.
According to a report from Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Heavy, the Knicks are a team to watch this offseason when it comes to Towns.
The Knicks. He’s from Piscataway, NJ & he has ties to Leon Rose as his former agent. Tom Thibodeau also coached him in Minnesota. He also has ties to William Wesley who is a trusted friend of his former coach at Kentucky, John Calipari.
Scoop B also went on to talk about how the Knicks could potentially look to pair Zach LaVine and Towns together with the Timberwolves. They have played together before and it would make a lot of sense if they want to push their way back into contention.
There was a report back in the summer about Bulls star, Zach LaVine is the Interest of the Nets and the Knicks. This was of course before the Bulls fires Jim Boylen. Could a LaVine and Towns pairing in NYC work?
Very intriguing to think about. LaVine and Towns would instantly turn the Knicks into a potential playoff contender in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference.
During the 2019-20 season with the Timberwolves, Towns ended up averaging 26.5 points per game to go along with 10.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Towns also blocked 1.2 shots per game. He shot 50.8 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 41.2 percent of his three-point attempts.
At just 24 years old, Towns could be the player the Knicks build around for the future. His contract has four years left on it following this season.
Expect to hear a ton of rumors surrounding Karl-Anthony Towns this offseason. The Timberwolves don’t want to trade him, but they may be forced to. If they consider it, the Knicks would be a good bet.