It's not 100%, but KAT can absolutely "help his cause" if he and his agent don't want anything to do with Minnesota.
Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA · 17h 17 hours ago
If Karl-Anthony Towns is determined to get to Lakers, it'll be interesting to see how agreeable his camp will be to meeting with Minnesota.
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So like I said, it may not be 100% lock that Minny will back off KAT, but it's a LOT better odds for us at 2, than at 4-5 (obviously)
Much, much easier for his camp to work with us only being one spot back, and the Wolves knowing they have Wiggins's buddy and consensus top 2-3 pick right there with no problems to worry about, FROM the midwest, and slots into the PF spot just fine, while Towns would push incumbents in Pek and Gougi out the way.
If you're Minnesota, you take that risk?
*Note, I fully believe the Wolves should take Towns and pair him with Wiggins and let it work itself out on the court, but they won't sleep for years worrying about keeping him happy and having to pay both players in back to back years.