This Thunder-Timberwolves Trade Features Karl-Anthony Towns

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They say rules were made to be broken. Does the same hold true for plans? NBA teams typically have a plan too.

Not exactly. It would be more accurate to say that plans should have contingencies. It’s good to make them, but if you refuse to deviate from them, they can be more of a hindrance than an asset. 

With that said, sticking to that plan can get complicated. When your season isn’t going as you planned, sometimes, you need to shift to Plan B. 

For example, the Minnesota Timberwolves hoped to be better than 4-4 at this point in the season. They’ve been a disappointment early on.

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By contrast, the Oklahoma City Thunder probably hoped to be worse than 4-3. If they don’t start losing games soon, tanking for lottery odds could prove to be difficult. 

Could they shift gears and make a win-now push instead? If so, here’s a deal that lands them Karl-Anthony Towns.