KEY POINTS

  • Karl-Anthony Towns is still out with a knee injury
  • D’Angelo Russell and Towns played together in AAU with Phoenix’s Devin Booker
  • Towns is averaging a double-double for the Timberwolves but is reportedly frustrated with his situation with the team

Trade deadline talks are heating up and one of the players that several teams are monitoring is the status of Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Karl-Anthony Towns.

The 24-year old former rookie of the year brings toughness underneath and can stretch the floor well with his outside shooting. Drafted first overall in 2015, Towns is reportedly “frustrated” in his situation with the Timberwolves.

At the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors are one of the most active suitors to get the services of the former Kentucky Wildcat and they have one of the pieces that can lure Towns to pack his bags and play with the Warriors – D’Angelo Russell.

Having played with Russell in the AAU with Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker, Towns can reignite the fire that he had in his younger years, especially with his childhood buddy on his side and with the swirling rumors that surround his availability, Golden State may have an edge. He’s averaging 26.5 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists for the Timberwolves this season and those numbers are what the Warriors are hoping to bring to Golden State.

But in order to make him a part of Steve Kerr’s troops, they know that they have to give a lot in return and a report from Fansided plotted a possible package that the Warriors can send out to Minnesota.

In a proposed possible trade, the Warriors will receive the 6-foot-11 Towns in exchange for rookie Eric Paschall, Draymond Green, and first-round picks for 2020 and 2024.

Seeing the potential of Paschall and with the numbers, he is bringing to the team as a second-round pick, his numbers can still improve. The forward out of Villanova is averaging 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 33 games for the 9-29 Warriors.

Draymond Green’s contract would also be a big help in making a room for Towns, as well as his defense to match the offense that the Wolves is getting from Andrew Wiggins, who will be the team’s top scorer should the proposal will be accepted.

Injured stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, with Russell, Towns and, maybe Andre Iguodala, to start the game will bring nothing but a mix of youth, experience, and of course, buckets – but that still needs more time and is unlikely to be seen this season.