Karl-Anthony Towns seems to be fed up with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the way their 2018 NBA postseason ended—they were defeated in the first round by Houston in five games.
Appearing on Friday’s episode of The Lowe Post, ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe said Towns and the Timberwolves are “not in a good place internally.”
ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst was on hand for the interview and noted he wouldn’t be surprised if Towns’ name appears in trade rumors in the future.
“I don’t think Anthony Davis is going anywhere any time soon,” Windhorst said. “But Karl Towns… now that might be a different story.”
According to @ZachLowe_NBA and @WindhorstESPN , Karl-Anthony Towns is disgruntled with the Timberwolves organization. Towns and teammate, Andrew Wiggins, are unhappy with being the 2nd and 3rd scoring options behind Jimmy Butler. Wiggins had previously expressed his displeasure.
— TheRoundTable (@TheRTSports) May 18, 2018
While the Timberwolves finished last season 47-35 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04 when Kevin Garnett was at the helm, there was growing irritation amongst its players.
Not only did Towns supposedly become frustrated, but 1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson said in March that Andrew Wiggins “whispered to teammates” that he was unhappy because he had become the Timberwolves’ third option behind Towns and Jimmy Butler.
Towns, 22, was an All-Star in 2017-18 averaging 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for Minnesota.
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