Karl-Anthony Towns Trade Talk Heating Up

The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently positioned 12th in the Western Conference at just 4-8, and appear to be headed for their 4th straight lottery selection.  Despite having three young stars in Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, and D'Angelo Russell, the Timberwolves simply do not have enough depth nor talent to compete with the NBA's best.  

The offseason addition of veteran point guard Patrick Beverley has done little to improve the team's defence, and with the way they have been playing, nobody outside of future MVP-candidate Edwards should be considered untouchable.   

Karl-Anthony Towns' name has been coming up in trade talks for years now, but it seems like the Timberwolves may finally be ready to move on from the two-time All-Star.  Despite impressive individual career averages of nearly 23 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, KAT has only reached the postseason once in his 7 seasons with the Timberwolves - a 4-1 loss to the 1st place Rockets in 2018.  Along with the lack of postseason appearances, it has also been reported that Towns' cares more about individual stats than team success, and he recently made headlines with some questionable activity on Twitter that seemed to suggest that he would welcome a trade.

Despite the rumors, the 6'11" center claimed that his account was hacked and that he is happy to be in Minnesota, but management can not be pleased with the lack of positive headlines both on and off the court.  Rumors are heating up with teams such as the Celtics, 76ers and Suns being mentioned as potential suitors for the former Kentucky Wildcat.

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