Former Kentucky big man Anthony Davis has been the center of trade rumors over the last few years, but could another be taking his place?
According to NBA reporter Zach Lowe, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves are “not in a good place,” and a trade could be on the horizon this summer.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 18, 2018
“I just have a gut feeling something crazy there is going to happen this summer,” said Lowe. “It’s not in a good place right now internally.”
The report came on Friday’s episode of “The Lowe Post” featuring both Lowe and ESPN insider Brian Windhorst.
Windhorst followed up Lowe’s comments by it’s time to kill the Anthony Davis trade rumors and replace him with Towns.
“I don’t think Anthony Davis is going anywhere any time soon,” Windhorst said. “But Karl Towns…now that might be a different story.”
Almost immediately afterward, Phoenix Suns guard and former Kentucky teammate Devin Booker acknowledged the trade rumors.
He followed it up with a picture of Towns in a Phoenix jersey…
— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) May 19, 2018
Towns has one year left on his deal, where he will become a restricted free agent next summer.
The 6-foot-11 big man averaged 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per contest, shooting 55% from the field and just over 42% from three.
It started with Davis, but after a massive season finishing as a finalist in the MVP race, New Orleans will be holding onto him at all costs.. Then, DeMarcus Cousins unfollowed the New Orleans Pelicans on Instagram and immediately followed Isaiah Thomas, Paul George, and Julius Randle, three current or potentially future Lakers. Now, Towns has been thrown in the rumor mill.
It’s a wild scene for Kentucky’s three top big men in the NBA right now.