NBA Rumors: Warriors could consider trade for Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns
What does the Golden State Warriors’ future look like with Bob Myers gone? The franchise’s first moves of the offseason may start to tell the story.
With several high-profile names potentially being shopped this summer, the Warriors have been remotely linked to a blockbuster trade for Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns. This came into existence following rumors that the Wolves were planning to move on from the 2015 first-overall pick; if this were the case, Minnesota may want a proven point guard in return to take over for Mike Conley.
Now, despite the Bay Area fanbase’s widespread disappointment in Jordan Poole this past year, the Warriors have not said anything that would suggest they plan to cut his salary or trade him.
However, if the right trade package were to be dropped into their lap, Poole (and other pieces) could feasibly be moved to bring in Towns.
"The Warriors could come to the party if the Timberwolves are in search of a point-guard, with Jordan Poole’s future well and truly a question mark after a disappointing end to the postseason. Theoretically, Golden State could center a Towns deal around Poole, Jonathan Kuminga and a raft of draft compensation."
Over the next month, the Warriors’ front office has an enormous boulder to roll up a hill: figuring out how to solidify its ridiculously expensive roster while living in luxury-tax hell.
Shopping for another All-Star like Towns feels like a bit much right now and may not be the immediate direction the Warriors want to go in the post-Bob Myers era. The idea of trading for Towns may merely be taken into consideration — fans shouldn’t expect much more than that.