KAT to the Clippers for high-quality role players
As of right now, there is no better player for the LA Clippers to target than Karl-Anthony Towns. With his size, strength, and ability to stretch the floor, he will be a perfect fit for franchise stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. This addition will prevent teams from sending double teams, ultimately allowing head coach Tyronn Lue’s game plan to thrive to the fullest extent.
Moreover, assuming Russell Westbrook returns to LA, he will likely benefit the most from this move. Not only will the paint be clear for him to attack, but he will also have an elite three-point shooter on the perimeter ready to knock his shots down.
That said, this trade consists of LA receiving Towns for Eric Gordon, Robert Covington, Brandon Boston Jr., and draft compensation.
Initially, this trade seemed like a major win for the Clippers. But digging deep, Minnesota’s defense has been a weak spot all season. Not to mention Towns’ presence in the paint has held back Rudy Gobert from his true potential. Inserting a defensive-minded player in Covington next to Gobert would be the ideal scenario for what the Timberwolves are working towards.
Secondly, the Timberwolves will receive a knockdown shooter off the bench in Gordon, another area they need to improve in. Not only can Gordon consistently score 15 points on high efficiencies, but he can also make his contributions on the defensive end.
What’s more, Minnesota will find themselves with a promising young talent in Boston Jr. who has been searching for an opportunity his entire career.