2. Minnesota Timberwolves
There was heavy speculation that D’Angelo Russell was headed to Minnesota this summer to team up with Karl-Anthony Towns. This didn’t happen, but it’s not to late to pair the two Rising Stars together.
Towns has been on a tear in recent years. Putting up 22.8 points and 12.4 rebounds per game in his last two seasons, Towns has to be frustrated that his teammates have failed to help him make any noise in the playoffs.
One player to blame is Andrew Wiggins. Coming into the league with superstar aspirations, Wiggins has improved very little since his rookie season. This stinted development has held the Timberwolves back from taking the next step in their rebuild.
Wiggins might not be an All-Star any time soon. Still, his 18.1 points per game and defensive potential make him worthy of being a role player on a championship contending team. Slotting Wiggins in at the small forward position sounds like a solid plan for the Golden State Warriors.
If the Warriors manage to push Wiggins to his peak, they will have a borderline All-Star on their hands. This isn’t even mentioning how deadly of a defender he can become if he learns anything from former Defensive Player of the Year, Draymond Green.
Of course, the Wolves acquire a second star to pair with Towns. D-Lo’s playmaking and scoring ability should be enough to take the Wolves to the playoffs.