Karl-Anthony Towns has been the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ franchise for years, but that could be coming to an end. With the offseason right around the corner, a new report makes it seem like Towns could be on his way out of town in the near future.
According to a report from Darren Wolfson of SkorNorth, Towns is “as good as gone.”
Moving on from Towns would be a very difficult decision for the Timberwolves. He is one of the most talented players in the NBA and while he would bring in a haul via trade, it would also take a lot away from the franchise.
Last season, the Timberwolves went out and acquired point guard D’Angelo Russell from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Andrew Wiggins. Russell and Towns are good friends and have been wanting to team up. Town leaving would break that up and would be a bit of a surprise.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Timberwolves, Towns put up huge numbers once again. He averaged 26.5 points per game to go along with 10.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Towns shot 50.8 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from the three-point line.
At just 24 years old, there would be a huge trade market for Towns if he is available. He has four years left on his deal following this year.
Obviously, the Timberwolves are going to be a team to keep a close eye on this offseason. They have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and it appears their franchise player may want out. A lot of action could be coming to Minnesota this offseason.
Expect to hear more news and rumors about this report in the coming days. For now, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves need to be watched closely.