NBA Teams Monitoring Karl-Anthony Towns Trade Availability

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have started streaking recently, but not in a good way. The loss Wednesday night to the LA Clippers was their third in a row, as they are now 3-4 on the NBA season after a nice 3-1 start.

Blowout losses to the Clippers and Orlando Magic would frustrate anyone, and it seemingly happened to Karl-Anthony Towns. Following the game, Towns liked a tweet on Twitter that included the hashtag #FreeTowns.

It ended up being a hacked account issue, as Towns did not like the tweet himself. However, no one would have blamed him for doing it given the recent struggles of the team and how unsuccessful they have been since he was selected No. 1 overall in 2015.

The team made the postseason in 2018, the only time in his career that Towns has made the playoffs. It is the only time since 2004 that the franchise has qualified for the NBA’s second season.

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Towns continues to say all the right things when it comes to his standing with the team. He doesn’t want to leave and wants to have a lasting impact, remaining with one team throughout his career and helping turn things around.

But, that isn’t stopping opposing teams from monitoring the situation. There are plenty of teams around the NBA that are hoping Towns eventually gets fed up and will request a trade out of Minnesota.

“He has said many times that he wants to win in Minnesota and doesn’t want to go elsewhere to do it, including at the end of last season when he said he hoped to have a career like Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan, two decades with one team.

That said, there are those around the league who are watching his situation closely. Towns has had six GMs and five head coaches since he was drafted No. 1 overall in 2015. The Minnesota Timberwolves have made the playoffs just once in his time here. If you’re looking for the next star player to want to move, he would be high on a lot of lists. But every chance he has been given to express frustration, including today, he has been adamant that he is on board and wants to be a part of the solution in Minnesota.”

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How much longer Towns will remain on board, we will see. But, there is a good chance that he will be there for the long haul. 

If he has not felt compelled to ask for a trade following the constant change over in the front office and coaching staff yet, he very well could be genuine about wanting a career with one team like some of the all-time greats in the sport.