7. Karl-Anthony Towns
Last offseason, the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to make a win-now move and trade for former Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. The Timberwolves believed that pairing generational talent together in Karl-Anthony Towns and Gobert would create a once-in-a-lifetimefrontcourtt. This simply has not been the truth one season in.
Since making this blockbuster move, the Timberwolves have struggled with floor spacing between Towns and Gobert. However, the addition of Mike Conley during the trade deadline has aided the Timberwolves in finding a good rotation and system built around their two stars.
The case for the Mavericks to make this move is simple, adding a center of Towns caliber would instantly vault the Mavs into title contention. Towns' ability to space the floor and be a weakside shot-blocker would benefit any scheme that Jason Kidd put together. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving would instantly find a nice option to throw the ball down low and let Towns go to work.
One concern about Towns is his inability to hunker down and stay consistent at the center position defensively. The addition of Grant Williams could help benefit Towns though, if this ever were the case. Defensively, we would see Williams hunker down at the five, allowing Towns to guard the perimeter and be a low-side shot blocker on bigger centers.
The Dallas Mavericks would need to trade a pretty penny if they ever wanted to add Towns to the lineup, but a trio of Doncic, Irving, and Towns would undoubtedly be in contention for the best trios of all time.