Timberwolves Open To Keeping Karl-Anthony Towns Despite Trade Rumors

Timberwolves celebrating with Karl-Anthony Towns

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The NBA rumor mill is scorching hot right now with the NBA Draft just days away.

However, we might need to cool down on the trade rumors revolving around Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves.

Many speculate the organization wants to deal away its superstar center to potentially acquire a top-three draft pick. But it sounds like the team is leaning on doing the opposite.

According to The Athletic, Minnesota fully believes that a healthy offseason could fix the issues we witnessed in the previous season. “Owners Glen Taylor, Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez,” are reportedly on board with this idea.

“President of basketball operations Tim Connelly and coach Chris Finch have said publicly that their plan is to move forward with the existing core, with both believing a full summer and training camp together, and improved health from Towns and Gobert, will be enough to solve some of the offensive problems the team had last season.”

Considering Minnesota went all out to acquire this roster, it makes sense why the organization wants to keep the roster intact.

Even so, the Timberwolves might remain in the trade rumor mill. The franchise has multiple players on max contracts with Anthony Edwards set to sign a massive deal this offseason.

The Timberwolves might have a difficult time keeping this roster together for the long haul. But for now, the team seems more focused on what’s in store for next season.

So, with Minnesota possibly opting to keep Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves may not make much noise on draft night.

Instead, some teams to keep an eye on are the Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, and New Orleans Pelicans. Each of these franchises could be making a massive move on Thursday night during the NBA Draft.

It’s probably safe to pay attention to the Timberwolves as well, as opinions within an organization can change on a dime. Especially at this time of the offseason.