Atlanta Hawks: How a Minnesota Timberwolves trade for John Collins might look

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Why the Minnesota Timberwolves agree to the trade with the Atlanta Hawks

As stated earlier, the Timberwolves are looking to improve their frontcourt. Towns is doing what he can on the offensive end, he is a true stretch-five, taking 5.0 shots per game from deep and hitting them at 37.5 percent.

Putting a player like Collins next to him in the starting lineup makes the team so much more dangerous. With Collins and Towns on the court at the same time, it is going going to be hard to out-rebound them.

Adding Okongwu to this trade also has the ability to impact the Timberwolves now and into the future. He is a defensively-minded center who plays a similar game to Hawks incumbent Clint Capela. As such, he is finding it hard to get court time.

If he was to be traded to the Timberwolves, Okongwu would be on the same timeline as their young core and could grow with them. This should help make the Timberwolves a very good team in the coming years.

The last part of the trade is Tony Snell. While he may look like he is in there to help make salaries match, Snell is a hard-nosed defender who can mentor some of the younger players. He could also be flipped to a contender for the Timberwolves to gain more assets.