Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors: 3 reasons to trade Jimmy Butler for Khris Middleton

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Having a player with an array of offensive moves would extend the shelf life of the Timberwolves’ offense.

Middleton is versatile when it comes to scoring the basketball. He can shoot it from distance, drive to the basket, and has a solid mid-range game. Flashy, Middleton is not, however, he gets the job done.

The Timberwolves would be getting a quiet scorer, someone in the same vein as San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge.

Watch a Bucks game and take a hard look at the box score. After getting past Antetokounmpo’s stats, you will notice that Middleton has put together a 22-point game. And just like the aforementioned Aldridge, it would be a quiet 22-point night.

Because Antetokounmpo garners the majority of the highlights, Middleton gets lost in the shuffle. On the Timberwolves, that is the desired temperament.

Towns is the star, the face of the Timberwolves’ franchise. Andrew Wiggins may develop into a bonafide No. 2 at some point. Having Middleton for at least a year eases the burdens of both players without upsetting the apple cart. His ability to get his points would aide them.

One thing to consider is in the offense that the Timberwolves run there is a designated player to sit along the corners. Middleton proved that his corner three-point shot was ideal early in the 2017-18 season for the Bucks. That is a trait he would excel at by receiving passes from a double-teamed Towns.