Grade The Trade: Bucks add 2 former All-Stars in deal with Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 04 (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
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While it seemingly grows increasingly unlikely with each passing day, some Milwaukee Bucks fans are still waiting for a trade to be made this off-season.

It’s been a quiet off-season for the Bucks, who prioritized retaining their foundational pieces while also adding some new contributors via the NBA Draft. This has led some fans to grow hungry for a trade due to a belief that this team still has room to improve. For those fans looking for nothing short of household names and All-Star talent, look no further than this particular proposal.

The trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves

This trade was proposed by Lior Lampert of FanSided. In the deal, the Milwaukee Bucks would be on the receiving end of two former All-Stars in Karl-Anthony Towns and Mike Conley. Meanwhile, they’d send the Minnesota Timberwolves the starting backcourt of Jrue Holiday and Grayson Allen while also moving on from two key reserves in Bobby Portis and MarJon Beauchamp.

It’s unclear if the Timberwolves are willing to entertain trade talks for their franchise centerpiece in Towns. Yet, after a rocky season last season, perhaps it’s something to consider as they aim to give the keys to rising star Anthony Edwards. On top of that, the Rudy Gobert trade has posed an assortment of questions about whether he and Towns can coexist.

There are plenty of moving parts in this fascinating deal, so let us break it down by looking at the perspective of each team and then grading it.