Is KAT The Next Superstar To REQUEST A TRADE?!?

18. Vel 2021.
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It goes without saying that the Minnesota Timberwolves have had issues for some time now. The fact that they’ve made the playoffs only once since 2004, which was in 2018, when they fell to the Houston Rockets in the first round, is among the most striking examples of that. Also, all of us know how the Jimmy Butler situation played out with Andrew Wiggins and, especially, Karl-Anthony Towns.
However, for all the criticism, legitimate or not, KAT gets for not wanting it enough and not being a proper leader, the fact remains - he’s been one of the best big men in the league for most of his career. But the personal accolades haven’t brought any tangible success so far with the Timberwolves.
So will he decide to take matters into his own hands and try his luck with a new team with a better chance of winning? That’s my question. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Make no mistake about it, Towns, in his first five seasons averaged 22.7 points and 11.8 boards, and 1.5 blocks per game. Also, his three-point % has been at 39.7% for his career, which is incredible for a big man. His 41.2% even saw him ranked 15 in 3-pt percentage at the end of last season.
And he recently became Minnesota's all time leader in 3 pointers made. Which honestly says more about how bad this franchise has been, than it says about Towns. But let’s move on and see the landscape of the situation.
Yes, Wolves management and Coach Ryan Saunders know what a player they have. He is under a 5-year, $158 million super-max extension signed before the start of the 2018-19 season. He’s been so valuable to them even tho he’s missed some time with injuries and Covid this year.
Sure, the franchise got D’Angelo Russell partly because Towns wanted to play with him.
Yes, KAT and his family have experienced a lot of tragedy since the start of the COVID situation.
And Yes, it doesn’t help that the Wolves will, barring some miracle, fail to make the playoffs again.
Having said all of that, considering the trajectory of the player and the constant turmoil facing the franchise, it’s safe to ask the question Wolves nation wants to avoid at all costs:
Is Towns wasting his talent and, more importantly, will he follow the example of James Harden, Anthony Davis, and, Kyrie Irving by leaving the organisation via trade after asking for one.
Let’s see where the Wolves are currently at. The situation, to put it mildly, is not good. As we mentioned before, they will in all likelihood miss the Playoffs again this year. D’angelo Russell’s points per game average is under 20 for the first time since the 2017-2018 season. And on top of that he got injured and will miss 4-6 weeks.
Also, Nobody knows for now what exactly Anthony Edwards can and will turn into.
That and all seasons of losing since Towns entered the league will surely lead to the big man, to ask himself whether he wants to be labelled “That very good, if not great, player who nonetheless can’t carry his team to the playoffs nevermind a greater success”.
Though such labelling is too general and doesn’t take into consideration major important aspects, such as how good your teammates are, infrastructure, and quality coaching, the way NBA narratives are shaped in the current era, things surely seem to be headed that way. Of him thinking about if it’s even forth staying in Minnesota.
Though Towns is just 25, there are some who believe that he shouldn’t wait until 2024, when he will be an unrestricted free agent to choose his next destination. Whether he will want to get traded to a winning situation, a personal best-case scenario or, the most suitable option for him, that’s a topic for another day.
However, when it comes to asking for a trade, if or when that happens, that’s a tricky business.
Most importantly, the franchise must do what is best for it, ignoring, if the situation allows it, the player’s personal preferences. Also, it may not be in a rush to trade a player because it is somewhat prevented from getting full value in return because the potential team trading for KAT would know he wants out.
The most logical scenario for now, and most likely, next year is Towns continuing to deliver for the Wolves and demonstrate, at least publicly, belief in the work of the coach, management, and his teammates. If the Wolves put the necessary talent around him, if Russell returns to his best, if Edwards develops like a first pick is expected to, there would be no objective reason why Towns would want to leave. However, that’s a lot of “ifs”.
Also, it will not be surprising at all if the pressure of the way players are evaluated in the current era, that is, the “Ringz” culture will affect his decision on his future.
That’s something that, however, cuts both ways.

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    Heat CheckHeat CheckPrije 9 dana
  • Towns is welcome in Golden State!

    Francis HoraFrancis HoraPrije 2 sati
  • Can’t say anything about KAT. He’s gracious. I wish him all the best.

    Bosco BosBosco BosPrije 2 dana
  • Hopefully he request a trade from the timberpuppies

    nolimitozzynolimitozzyPrije 3 dana
  • numbers dont matter if you aint winning

    GO GetmGO GetmPrije 4 dana
  • Only after superstars like Maxi Kleber and KCP and DeAndre Jordan and Nicolas Batum

    Chris MitchellChris MitchellPrije 4 dana
  • KAT to bucks

    Alnaseem HamisAlnaseem HamisPrije 4 dana
  • KAT is simply “SOFT”. Overrated player as he was once labeled as no.1 franchise player by NBA GM’s previous years ago. 🤦🏽

    Joe ArmasJoe ArmasPrije 5 dana
  • I’m timberwolves Fan he’s not going to be traded We like him he’s teammates love him and bro he with one best friends

    Ballerhype XBallerhype XPrije 5 dana
  • Maybe bro you should check the Jonas PB channel he's content is like yours but Filipino Version he's so underrated.

    Matty GMatty GPrije 5 dana
  • Is KAT even a superstar? He’s an all star at best.

    CarefreebluesCarefreebluesPrije 5 dana
  • Warriors recieve: kat and a 2022 1 rp, timberwolves reicive wiseman and kelly oubre? What yall think?

    Mikkel RieraMikkel RieraPrije 5 dana
  • He should take DLO with him to Phoenix (Imagine: CP3, Book, DLO, Ayton, Kat. That's a top 3 team in the league AT LEAST.

    TheyHateMarcTheyHateMarcPrije 5 dana
    • That would be awesome all though salary cap wont let that happen, they dont have cap space for 4 supermaxes and a Max contract for ayton next year

      Mikkel RieraMikkel RieraPrije 5 dana
  • they fired saunders so we gonna see

    Šimon ŠnytaŠimon ŠnytaPrije 6 dana
  • KAT is not a superstar

    LJTowersLJTowersPrije 6 dana
  • Come home to the Knicks KAT

    The Brazen SerpentThe Brazen SerpentPrije 6 dana
  • Ryan Saunders is fired. Chris Finch will take his place

    NBA Fan CrazyNBA Fan CrazyPrije 6 dana
  • How about they don't sign the extension and leave as free agents like business is done? If you stay to sign a supermax honour the contract

  • Kat a superstar ? Since when?😂😂😂

    ThePeoples ChampThePeoples ChampPrije 6 dana
  • This smells like KG situation

    Jose RivasJose RivasPrije 6 dana
  • Edwards is the GOAT.

    krste3000krste3000Prije 6 dana
  • I think their issue is their coach. That’s what I think

    FractalFractalPrije 7 dana
  • Go to boston

    Jack CastrilloJack CastrilloPrije 7 dana
  • They need a better coach, some roster tweaks, and better ownership. KAT isn't the problem on the wolves.

    Doc ApathyDoc ApathyPrije 7 dana
  • If D'lo plays like he did in Brooklyn they can at least avoid finishing dead last

    Mika ShiotaMika ShiotaPrije 7 dana
  • Don't call kat a superstar, he is a losser

    Doki NonDoki NonPrije 7 dana
  • Do what Garnett did.

    Aljun VarsoviaAljun VarsoviaPrije 7 dana
  • he's not a superstar.

    Jemer ArcillaJemer ArcillaPrije 7 dana
  • I always am here for if he makes the shot at the end😂

    Zeus DeZeus DePrije 7 dana
  • why did these vdo feel so long? haha

  • Tip for towns be a leader like LBJ and the lakers when it was a one man show and try to trade for a player that can help win like Jimmy buckets

    Tyrone SorraTyrone SorraPrije 7 dana
  • I hope kat gets a better teap ge doesnt get the recognition he deserves

    Jorik VandormaelJorik VandormaelPrije 7 dana
  • Russell and Clarkson sucks ass. They should start a team 😎

    Pen WednesdayPen WednesdayPrije 8 dana
  • Lakers need you to beat the Nets 😝

    Imba Payne Aj TVImba Payne Aj TVPrije 8 dana
  • Kat is the missing piece the spurs need, all they need is a big and they’re future is hella bright

    James MartinezJames MartinezPrije 8 dana
  • he's not, cause he's not a superstar. Not even all star, empty stats guy who can't win shit

    Vuk NikolicVuk NikolicPrije 8 dana
  • The perfect situation for him is the warriors unfortunately he isn’t a leader or someone to build around but he can make a perfect role with warriors he doesn’t have to worry about leading or being the guy!

    //// AMG//// AMGPrije 8 dana
  • Maybe he could do a Wiggins and join the Warriors. His 3 point shooting in the center position would be a perfect fit. His personality isn't meant to emotionally carry a team. He's like Wiggins or Curry or Kawhi. The easy going fun atmosphere of the Warriors locker room has done wonders for Wiggins.

    Frankenviews *Frankenviews *Prije 8 dana
  • KAT for Kemba?????

    Raul VRaul VPrije 8 dana
  • He won't lol, why would he? He got DLO with him in Minny. The wolves aren't playing well right now but the last few games have been really competitive. Assuming they get a top three pick, that's a big trade asset to get a third star. Let's assume the wolves get the third overall pick. 3rd overall Malik Beasley Culver Layman Minnesota gets: Beal Washington says yes instantly, they get a rising scorer in Malik Beasley, a young prospect, and either Case cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jonathan Kuminga, or Jalen Green.

    JustinJustinPrije 8 dana
  • KAT to GSW.... btw im not a gsw fan.

    Sixty NineSixty NinePrije 8 dana
  • I'm a wolves fan, and i think the problem is the coach and management.

    Stare DownStare DownPrije 8 dana
  • Theyll be better next year

    nobelo savageonobelo savageoPrije 8 dana
  • I really think this team could be something with Beasley Edwards Kat and dlo they just need some solid bench pieces instead of people nobody has ever heard of

    SKiZSKiZPrije 8 dana
  • stats are meaningless without a win and he definitely not a leader just need him as 3rd star on title team be best he could hope for

    Kyle AllenKyle AllenPrije 8 dana
  • Beal must force Washington to get KAT

    Alonzo TrierAlonzo TrierPrije 8 dana
  • Go to cavs we need more Center

    Dog GodDog GodPrije 8 dana
  • what i like about ur videos is that they are not 10mins long

    Mike ArsenMike ArsenPrije 8 dana
  • Kat should’ve gone to the warriors last season

    ShirazShirazPrije 8 dana
  • Is KAT a superstar?

    Nassim El AnsariNassim El AnsariPrije 8 dana
  • I hope towns stays and I hope that Edwards turns out good. I’m rooting for them

    OgilowOgilowPrije 8 dana
  • KAT needs to be rated to La Clippers rn!!!!

    Leo WangLeo WangPrije 8 dana
  • Towns to spurs! Or celtics. My teams in every conference

    WAR REIGNWAR REIGNPrije 8 dana
  • LOL KAT=superstar? YEA OKAY /s

    real_MrMimereal_MrMimePrije 8 dana
  • Let me guess... He wants to go to LA or Brooklyn.. Leaving us small market teams hanging.... Nba has become a joke

    Shayan KShayan KPrije 8 dana
  • Is KAT even a superstar lol. I mean I know hes good but dont see him at the same level with AD or harden.

    Emre SalikEmre SalikPrije 8 dana
  • @heatcheck hey heatcheck can you please tell me if Kyrie's play on LeBron the other night was something similar in past but with Kobe and MJ? I saw in a Highlight roll Kyrie looking at LeBron that that fake jumper for 2...

    Sai Kishore GSai Kishore GPrije 8 dana
  • is KAT a superstar?

    Zupełnie niktZupełnie niktPrije 8 dana
  • i remember how hyped kat was when dlo arrived in minnesota. meet him in the airport, gave him his jersey and all that shit haha.

    Javadd SalesJavadd SalesPrije 8 dana
  • KAT for Ayton

    chadchadPrije 8 dana
  • If they don't build around Edwards there insane. KAT would want too much money to be a third wheel to Edwards and Russel I don't see it working unless KAT could find a nice home in Atlanta for Jon collins's swap or something like that.

    Matthew TaberMatthew TaberPrije 8 dana
  • As wrong as many of these predictions are likely turning out, KAt being the next star to request a trade was one bold prediction that I think it coming to fruition

    Showtime NickShowtime NickPrije 8 dana
  • Knicks could start making moves.

    BillBearBillBearPrije 8 dana
  • I don't think he'll leave, some players juste aren't bothered by losing...

    Xavier RengerXavier RengerPrije 8 dana
  • I want him to join Golden State Warriors

    Earl Jeru EtorEarl Jeru EtorPrije 8 dana
  • He's not a superstar, anyway. Unfortunately. Let's not get too generous with the term. There can't be more than 10 superstars in the league, really...

    smradinaglupasmradinaglupaPrije 8 dana
  • Is that a kg dejavu? 🤷🏿 Similarities are just too striking.

    JoolzJoolzPrije 8 dana

    GoodPrinceGoodPrincePrije 8 dana
  • Kat is not a superstar, is a very good player.. But he's super over-rated.. He got a weak mentality

    young depthyoung depthPrije 8 dana
  • Gsw should make some move for him

    talha adakultalha adakulPrije 8 dana
  • All this time Jimmy Butler was right

    Nogah LermanNogah LermanPrije 8 dana
  • He aint no superstar

    Ažuolas MickusAžuolas MickusPrije 8 dana
  • Celtics and Raptors needs him

    GodsendianGodsendianPrije 8 dana
  • Weren't KAT, Dlo, and Booker planning to team up?

    IvannersIvannersPrije 8 dana
  • I think gsw need a big man..

    muhd ashraf abasmuhd ashraf abasPrije 8 dana
  • leaving this and roaring clips because of repeated animal mistreatment on the other channel.

    BluebirdfallingBluebirdfallingPrije 8 dana
  • What? i do agree Kat is a star! Not a Superstar! Sabonis, Gobert, Embiid, Jocic is better this guy!

    Seph GamoraSeph GamoraPrije 8 dana
  • KAT to Warriors??

  • KAT is probably wanna win in CoD or other video games more than in NBA.

    Roman ShigapovRoman ShigapovPrije 9 dana
  • Seems like we throwing around the term "super star" abit loosely. His a great player but super star status is not.

    Omni OmniOmni OmniPrije 9 dana
  • KAT is so soft

    Yuan Miguel ReyesYuan Miguel ReyesPrije 9 dana
  • He should ask for better teammates like the Suns gave to Devin Booker. You can't win if you only have young players with potentials, you need veteran role players.

    no future at allno future at allPrije 9 dana
  • "SUPERSTAR". really?????

    KIVEN StationKIVEN StationPrije 9 dana
  • Yo another daily upload! I hope you saw my comment on the last video. I appreciate it man!

    Matt ShaughnessyMatt ShaughnessyPrije 9 dana
  • The front office and coaching staff sucks...all hype no result....dont tell me they are all new...since last half of last season until now they have been together and the result is the improvement and why tf they didnt start ant since the beginning...why trade for guard after drafting a

    JP ShinraJP ShinraPrije 9 dana
  • He's not a superstar

    Master OogwayMaster OogwayPrije 9 dana
  • Spurs.

    Toua VueToua VuePrije 9 dana
  • Wtf KAT is not a superstar

    Luqman MuhdLuqman MuhdPrije 9 dana
  • It’s weird, the timberwolves have a great duo of DA and KAT but the team are just not good..

    KLine Studioz KLSKLine Studioz KLSPrije 9 dana
  • The Wolves system is trash... Look at Wiggins now, playing much better as Steph 2nd man and most probably going to the playoffs

    DeAlpha 369DeAlpha 369Prije 9 dana
  • How about Kat be like KG and go to Boston

    Benjamin OrdonoBenjamin OrdonoPrije 9 dana
  • Maybe he should follow Garnett's footsteps?

    Jason TjugitoJason TjugitoPrije 9 dana
  • The warriors just finesse the wolves lmao

    AD CarampatanaAD CarampatanaPrije 9 dana
  • The fact he has zero defense affects his team a lot. If he had a passing skills like jokic who makes up for having no defense by being a great passer.

    Chris ChanChris ChanPrije 9 dana
  • Chicago should trade wendell lauri otto for kat

    Alexandros MavrikosAlexandros MavrikosPrije 9 dana
  • KAT is a superstar?????? Deym!!!

    MR_ DMR_ DPrije 9 dana
  • This is such a good channel I wish you uploaded more maybe twice a day? :)

    X HYPEX HYPEPrije 9 dana
  • Phoenix should pick up the phone and offer a package that includes Ayton and some picks for KAT. It would be interesting to see what CP3, Booker and KAT would offer if they played together.

    Chris Munoz - Mr. I Do Everything!Chris Munoz - Mr. I Do Everything!Prije 9 dana
  • Towns to Cleveland.. more Center more rings.

    Smile for me PleaseSmile for me PleasePrije 9 dana
  • Would Minn trade Kat for KP straight up? At least get a similar talent back. Would Dallas also agree?

    Thuan TranThuan TranPrije 9 dana