KAT’s offseason comments were alarming, but not for the reasons you think

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Passionate players need a bit of social media leeway

With so much going on in the off-season, it’s easy to get swept up in the national narratives that headline professional basketball. But let’s keep in mind just how good Karl Anthony Towns can be. Deep down, we all know that a player who is that versatile and has accomplished what he has accomplished deserves the right to puff out his chest a bit.

When you are the pioneer for a new wave of NBA centers, you have the right to be a bit prideful.  Even as Timberwolves fans rally around the matter of trading KAT or not trading KAT, we should keep in mind that there are no replacements or substitutes available in the NBA for what Karl-Anthony Towns can do on the basketball court.

Towns is vital to Timberwolves success

Yes, NBA teams can win without him, as proven by the Denver Nuggets 2023 NBA Championship. And it may come down to a decision to take a run at an NBA Championship without Karl-Anthony Towns due to fiscal limits to the Timberwolves roster.  But the team needn’t make that decision just yet.

Why part ways with one of the Top-20 NBA players today?

So what is it about the offseason that is alarming about KAT’s comments?  Let’s take a closer look.