Chicago Bulls: 5 biggest trade targets to watch for the 2020 deadline

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Center. Karl-Anthony Towns. 1. 86. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 3.9 WS

By far the most intriguing trade target on this list that the Chicago Bulls could have at this point of the regular season is the Minnesota Timberwolves superstar big man Karl-Anthony Towns. This 6-foot-11 and 250 pound 24-year-old center is extremely versatile offensively, and nearly impossible to defend when he’s on from outside.

The rumblings continue to come out of Minnesota that KAT could want out if this team continues to falter in the standings out West. KAT is one of the NBA’s brightest young stars that isn’t even getting a chance at playoff contention or making a run at the MVP honors. He’s starting to get to the number of win shares per 48 minutes (closing in on .250) and box plus/minus rating (9.3) that an MVP contender would register.

KAT is making strides this season to become about as well-rounded as a center could be in the modern style of play in the NBA. He’s shooting nearly 42 percent from three-point range and 51.4 percent from the field. KAT is doing that while averaging a career best 26.5 points per game, 11.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.3 blocks, and one steal.

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It would take a lot for GarPax to even get the Timberwolves front office to pick up the phone in potential trade targets for Towns. The thin 2020 free agency class would make it so that at least half of the NBA would be calling if Towns becomes a mainstream trade target.

That still shouldn’t stop the Bulls from looking into what he could bring to the table in the Windy City, and what price tag that would come at.