2. Karl-Anthony Towns
Minnesota coach Chris Finch’s comments after Karl-Anthony Towns’ 62-game performance the other night might indicate some frustration with Towns’ approach as the Timberwolves set out to win multiple playoff series.
If the organization decides to move on, few places are a better fit, on paper, than the Miami Heat. In Miami, Towns could pair with Bam Adebayo to form the most formidable and balanced frontcourt in the NBA. KAT’s spacing blends perfectly well with Bam’s need to get to the basket, while Adebayo can cover up for Towns’ defensive inefficiencies.
It would cost quite a bit, of course. Could the Heat flip Herro (to a team in need of a bit more offensive sizzle), Caleb Martin, Nikola Jovic and their remaining draft capital (a first-round pick, second-round pick and swaps) to nab Towns before the deadline? Things in Minnesota would have to be awfully bad behind the scenes for the Timberwolves to consider such a drastic move while atop the Western Conference.