Golden State Warriors Monitoring Towns’ Situation in Minnesota
Although sources close to the Minnesota Timberwolves suggest that the team has no plans on moving their franchise big man, the Golden State Warriors are continuing to monitor the situation of Karl-Anthony Towns.
Towns is under contract until 2023-24, but since being drafted by the Wolves, Minnesota has failed to much have success.
That is not to say that the blame should be pitted on Towns himself. The Kentucky alum is averaging 26.5 points and 11.7 rebound on what has otherwise been, once again, a dismal Wolves team. The Wolves currently sit in 12th in the Western Conference, boasting a 12-20 mark.
With what is projected to be a high lottery pick, a number of expiring contracts, and some young players, Ethan Strauss of The Athletic suggests that the Warriors can put themselves in a strong position to make a push for Towns.
“The Warriors have been monitoring Karl-Anthony Towns’ situation in Minnesota,” Strauss wrote in his story. “He’s under contract until 2023-24 but has less reason than (Giannis) Antetokounmpo to be thrilled with his team’s trajectory. This was a topic among multiple team executives at the recent G League Showcase, with a few relaying word that Towns is unhappy in Minnesota.”
If the Warriors are to pull off this move, which may likely have to include a D’Angelo Russell to make financial ends meet, the Warriors could boast a line up which would include Stephen Curry, Towns, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson by the start of next season.