Karl-Anthony Towns, according to inside sources, wants to get traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves as soon as possible.
Minnesota Timberwolves center, Karl-Anthony Towns has been nothing short of spectacular for the Wolves in his 5 seasons with the team.
Towns managed to earn 2 All-Star nominations along with an All-NBA nod in the 2017-18 season.
However, the Timberwolves have failed to surround Karl-Anthony Towns with proper talent, allowing Towns to reach the postseason just once, as they got trounced in the first round in the 2018 Playoffs.
With barely any Playoff experience, it seems the 24 year old wants out of Minnesota.
KAT does not want to play for the T-Wolves any longer
The Minnesota sports podcast, SKOR North, discussed Karl-Anthony Towns’s future in the city, to which Darren Wolfson replied, “I reached out to agent who represents a draft prospect. The agent ran into a player who knows KAT ‘really really well.’ The player told the agent that KAT is as good as gone.”
A ‘really good player’ that is friends with Karl-Anthony Towns told an agent that KAT is “as good as gone”
👀, per @DWolfsonKSTP
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 24, 2020
Now, it is said that Towns has not requested a trade of any sorts yet, nor is Minnesota trying to trade their All-Star center. However, it is apparently, ‘well known’ that Karl-Anthony Towns wants out.
Will Karl-Anthony Towns stay in Minnesota?
The Timberwolves invested their future into KAT, by locking him up in a 5 year/$158 million deal, with a 25% max extension. The T-Wolves truly want to build around KAT.
They believed Andrew Wiggins and KAT could develop together but shipped Wiggins off to Golden State, acquiring Towns’s close friend, D’Angelo Russell in return.
In an interview with SLAM magazine, Russell, Towns, and Phoinex Suns guard, Devin Booker, stated that all 3 will end up on the same NBA team at one point in their careers.
Will trading for Booker be enough to keep Towns in Minnesota? It will most definitely be interesting to follow, as Karl-Anthony Towns enters just the 2nd year of his contract next season.