Karl-Anthony Towns may have a future in Minnesota after all.
The Timberwolves are working on a max contract extension for the star center, according to The Athletic.
The Athletic Sources: Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing a maximum rookie scale contract extension, colleague @JonKrawczynski and I are told.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 11, 2018
Towns has been the centerpiece to Minnesota's resurgence over the last few years and one of the pieces of their big three that includes Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler. In each of his first three seasons he's played and started in all 82 games.
This past year, Towns was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in his young career, averaging 21.3 points per game and 12.3 rebounds per game. Months later, he led the Timberwolves to the NBA playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
This whole offseason, there have been questions as to whether or not Towns was happy with management in Minnesota. This might finally put that argument to bed.
new post: Report -- Jimmy Butler is 'fed up' with Karl-Anthony Towns and is scheming to join forces with Kyrie Irving. Welcome to the latest stop on the Timberwolves' Offseason Discontent Tour! https://t.co/zeLQSlucDX pic.twitter.com/SHkza8MF4d— RandBall (@RandBall) July 3, 2018
This is great news for a Timberwolves team that is just starting to find its grove. Now with KAT secured for the future, the Wolves could make some noise, even in a stacked Western Conference.