76ers: One Joel Embiid trade for every team ranked least to most likely: 27. Minnesota Timberwolves
This trade is a weird one because, while the Minnesota Timberwolves may be interested in trading for Joel Embiid, as every team would be, it wouldn’t make sense for their team.
Minnesota ruined their future last season when they traded for Rudy Gobert, giving up all of their future draft capital in the process. They have nothing left to give.
The Philadelphia 76ers would undoubtedly be looking for a plethora of first-round picks in a trade for Embiid, and the Timberwolves just can’t offer them that.
That being said, getting Karl-Anthony Towns back in a deal would be a solid return for the 76ers. He’s one of the better players on this list, but what would be the point?
Philadelphia would create a tandem of Tyrese Maxey and Towns, and as interesting as that sounds, it’s not good enough to compete in the Eastern Conference.
Plus, would the Timberwolves even offer Towns? If they do decide to trade the big man, they would likely target a position of need, which isn’t the center position.
If Towns and Gobert playing alongside one another didn’t work out well, then Gobert playing with Embiid would be even worse, as the 76ers’ big man does most of his work in the post.
Not only would this not be enough to entice the 76ers, but the Timberwolves shouldn’t want to make the trade, either.