5 Julius Randle trades the New York Knicks should consider: Minnesota Timberwolves
For the New York Knicks, this would completely restructure their roster, and they would likely have to make more moves to smooth things out at the big man position.
However, it would be difficult for them to pass up the opportunity to add Karl-Anthony Towns to the roster. His floor spacing would give them a massive boost. Plus, Towns doesn’t need the ball in his hands nearly as much as Julius Randle does in order to be effective. The two-man game between Towns and Jalen Brunson would be much better.
And on top of that, the Knicks would also land Kyle Anderson in this trade, giving them some serious veteran help at the wing position. Anderson has proven to be a valuable piece during his time in Minnesota.
Meanwhile, the Timberwolves would reshape their roster just one year after their rough trade for Rudy Gobert. But since they can’t exactly flip Gobert, trading Towns could be their best option.
Randle’s fit alongside Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert is a bit smoother as he’s more comfortable with the ball in his hands and a better, more mobile defender than Towns.
Obi Toppin would also give them an intriguing option to play around with. And though Evan Fournier hasn’t played much this season, maybe the Timberwolves could get something out of him.