Karl-Anthony Towns has lived up to the expectations that came with being the first-overall pick. While he’s yet to thrive in the playoffs, he’s one of the best big men in the NBA, and – as it has happened before – it seems like his talents are going to waste in the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves have only made the playoffs once since drafting Towns and, even though they have a promising core and some interesting draft assets, it seems like they’re years away from contending.

That’s why multiple people have speculated about an imminent trade for the Dominican-American big, with the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks as potential trade destinations.

Warriors And Knicks Want To Trade For Karl-Anthony Towns

“I don’t think the Knicks honestly have the assets to get him. I don’t think Barrett, Robinson, and whatever picks they’re going to have since they’re not going to be in the lottery will be good enough for Towns, who’s one of the best offensive players in the league and has three years left on his deal.”

“The team that I would watch is Golden State. That’s the team that maybe they need veterans around Steph Curry and not their young pieces and maybe lottery picks or things like that. Again, I don’t think that’s going to happen. I don’t think the Wolves are going to trade Towns,” Jon Krawczynsky of The Athletic said.

The Knicks have enough enticing assets to pull off a deal but Tom Thibodeau and Towns didn’t exactly click when Thibs coached the Wolves. Moreover, the Warriors could put together an even more impressive trade package.

Then again, it’s also worth noting that the Timberwolves have looked pretty good when Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and Anthony Edwards have played together, so perhaps the team will look to run it back and give their young core another shot before breaking it up.