It’s Deja Vu all over again
Onto the playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves were all set to play the first-seeded Denver Nuggets in Round 1 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. Although keeping it competitive, the Wolves fell to the Nuggets, losing the best of seven series with a disappointing 4-1 showing in the series. Towns’ play once again left fans with a bitter taste in their mouths, only averaging 18.2 points on 46 percent from the field and 25 percent from beyond the arc.
Following this loss, KAT was thrown into trade rumors, with media and fans debating whether or not the tandem of Gobert and Towns is a duo that can be a contender for years to come. As of the writing of this article, it seems as though the front office is happy to run it back and give this duo a larger sample size together before making a significant move. After all, there were simply not enough games for this team to generate any chemistry.
A turbulent career
As with most careers, especially one as a star player, narratives are constantly changing year to year, and Towns has not been an exception to this. Going from future superstar to being deemed as a playoff underperformer and most recently being a luxury that the Minnesota Timberwolves can simply no longer afford to keep, has found KAT being thrust heavily into wild NBA speculation, discussions, and NBA trade rumors.
Still, it his performance for Team Dominican Republic has shown, Karl-Anthony Towns is still a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. Karl-Anthony Towns surely will be looking to prove his doubters wrong entering the 2022-23 NBA season.
When it’s all said and done Karl Anthony-Towns will go down as one of the greatest Timberwolves to put on the jersey, no matter how you may feel about him.
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