While the west is gong to be more competitive this year with both LA teams, Denver, Portland, Houston, and even the Jazz with an outside chance at contending, the T-wolves are looking at no chance now or in the near future. The Spurs, Mavs and Warriors look to be in the playoff mix next year with the Kings maybe competing for the 8th seed. The T-Wolves are a perennial lottery team, Jimmy Butler carried them into the playoffs but they traded him for a group that helped them right back onto the lottery. It seems that Minnesota may be willing to try a hard reboot.
When the AD trade was starting to look in doubt I remember seeing something about the C's being interested in making a move for Towns. I think it was basically the same package they were offering for AD. I'm guessing with the roster influx Danny was hesitant to pull the trigger or at least make a formal offer. Now that we do have a legit all star point guard and the rest of the league has settled into shape with Kawhi going to the Clippers, a bold move for Towns wold put us at the top of the east and a serious contender.
So what's the package? I think NO wanted Smart, Tatum, someone for salary maybe Yabusele, the #14 (gone now), and the Memphis pick. So do we do Smart, Tatum, Yabusele, Memphis pick, our 2020 pick, and two other picks at some point given that AD and Gorge have brought a bunch of picks?