Should the Timberwolves Trade For Kyrie?

When people think of the best point guards in the NBA, they immediately think of Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Kyrie Irving. Kyrie Irving has continued to improve every single year, but sometimes goes under the radar because his teammate is the best basketball player in the world (LeBron James). To the surprise of many, Kyrie has requested to be traded because he is ready to be the star somewhere else. Winning one Championship and making it to three straight NBA Finals is not enough to keep Kyrie Irving happy, and he has indeed listed teams like the Spurs, Heat, Knicks, and Timberwolves as his prefered destinations to play. The big question is; should the Timberwolves pursue Kyrie Irving? The answer is absolutely, positively, not. Many people may be shocked and say he will be “the guy” there, but he may actually serve as the third option in MInnesota's newly formed super team. Having Karl Anthony-Towns, Jimmy Butler, and Andrew Wiggins is enough to compete alone, and the Timberwolves added Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson, and Jamal Crawford which gives them a very deep team that needs more defense than offense. Trading for Kyrie Irving hurts the team on defense and it also would make the Timberwolves seem like cowards because they were planning on signing Teague to be the starter. This may not be a problem to start, but it will be a problem in the future when players are afraid to commit to the T-Wolves because of what could potentially happen to Teague if the T-Wolves trade for Kyrie Irving. Trading for Kyrie could potentially be disastrous for a team that has so much potential for years to come. So Minnesota; do not participate in the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes. Take the team you currently have and continue to add veterans and solid first round picks. The Timberwolves are legitimate contenders without Kyrie Irving, and they should be proud of that!


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