Karl-Anthony Towns might just be the best center in the NBA. He is one of the few centers that can actually shoot as well. The problem is KAT isn’t too thrilled lingering around in the depths of the unknown in Minnesota. One problem could be the coach Tom Thibodeau who is beyond stupid and could theoretically run out his young star center.
Brian Windhorst from ESPN reported that following on whether the T-Wolves would actually be crazy enough to trade him:
“Let’s just put it this way: I didn’t make this up. People in the league have been saying, “You know, maybe we should call and take a look and see what’s going on with Karl Towns.” Now, he and Tom Thibodeau did not have the greatest season together. I think that’s far to say.
They recently fired Vince Legarza, who’s his strength-and-conditioning coach or he’s actually his workout coach with the Wolves and, according to The Athletic, didn’t tell him about it. He found out when everybody else did.
I don’t think that the Wolves are looking to trade him, but teams are definitely sniffing around as if maybe there’s something here.”
“They’ve already taken some calls on him. This is not new. Blake Griffin, the Clippers called and offered Blake Griffin for him. They’re going to, I believe, get more calls on this, especially the way there seems to be a disconnect between Karl and the franchise.”
Minnesota can offer Towns an extension this offseason with the former Kentucky product entering the final year of his rookie deal. The extension would be worth 5 years, $157 million. Towns would be eligible for even more money for a super max deal if he lands an All-NBA team appearance. This offseason has a chance to be really weird and you can’t count out the Timberwolves making a wild move.