Mavericks Acquire Karl-Anthony Towns From Timberwolves In Blockbuster Trade Proposal

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One NBA writer is proposing that the Dallas Mavericks acquire Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a blockbuster trade. Lee Tran of Fadeaway World proposed the following trade idea between the Mavericks and Timberwolves:

Dallas Mavericks Receive: Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves Receive: Tim Hardaway Jr., Christian Wood, Josh Green, Olivier-Maxence Porosper, 2027 First-Round Pick

“When he is healthy, there is no doubt that Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the best big men in the league,” Tran wrote in his latest NBA trade column. “He is a sharpshooting 3PT center, who can also dominate inside and in the midrange if need be. Towns is also a quality rebounder, and though he has defensive issues, perhaps playing under Jason Kidd will put him in the best positions to succeed on that end of the floor. This past season, Karl-Anthony Towns averaged 20.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. It is clear that Towns’ skill set is the perfect fit with two ball-dominant stars in Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

“Overall, adding Karl-Anthony Towns would be a luxury for the Dallas Mavericks, as his talent is immense, and he is a skilled player that has shown the ability to have superstar-level stretches. Adding him would give them the size and the offense to compete with teams like the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and Denver Nuggets. Making a trade for Towns should be a no-brainer for the franchise.”

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Karl-Anthony Towns, Dallas Mavericks & Minnesota Timberwolves Updates

Towns averaged 20.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists last season while shooting 49.5% from the field, 36.6% from beyond the arc and 87.4% from the free-throw line. The three-time NBA All-Star signed a four-year, $224.2 million designated veteran player extension with the Timberwolves in July 2022.

Minnesota hasn’t gotten past the first round of the playoffs in the Towns era, which began in 2015-16. Many people around the NBA are keeping an eye on Towns’ future with the Timberwolves in the wake of Anthony Edwards signing a five-year maximum contract extension that could be worth up to $260 million.

NBA insiders Tim MacMahon and Jamal Collier of ESPN think Towns is a player who has flown under the radar in free agency but could be a big storyline at the 2024 February trade deadline.

“There has been some discussion about Towns, but it shouldn’t be a surprise if that gets much louder as the trade deadline nears,” MacMahon wrote. “The face of the franchise for the Timberwolves has transitioned to Edwards, fresh off signing a new potential supermax extension. If Minnesota is going to make another major change, it would need to be by trading Towns.”

Added Collier: “Minnesota did not live up to expectations last season, and had Towns not missed such a significant portion of the campaign with an injury, there might already be more questions surrounding that roster.”

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Karl-Anthony Towns, Dallas Mavericks & Minnesota Timberwolves Updates

The Mavericks would have a Big 3 of Towns, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving if Dallas’ front office figured out a way to acquire KAT from the Timberwolves.

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