Timberwolves trio prepare for 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend

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As the 2024 NBA All-Star Game approaches in the coming days, the Minnesota Timberwolves find themselves in an exciting position. Dynamic duo Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns were selected to represent the organization alongside head coach Chris Finch for the Western Conference.

Edwards is set to make a second straight appearance in the All-Star Game and Towns will play in the annual event for the fourth time after missing out last season due to injury. Both players have been instrumental in the Timberwolves' resurgence in recent years and were consequently rewarded by the Western Conference coaches.

In addition to it being an honor for Edwards and Towns to be included among the NBA’s elite, it’s a historic moment for the franchise. The Timberwolves will have two players compete in the All-Star Game for only the fifth time in franchise history and the first time since 2018 when Towns was joined by former teammate Jimmy Butler.

Finch will also become just the second head coach in Timberwolves history to lead the West's All-Stars after the late Flip Saunders did so in 2004. Minnesota enters the mid-season break atop the Western Conference standings with a 39-16 record, prompting Finch to be in consideration for the NBA Coach of the Year as well.

Prior to the All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday night, Edwards is scheduled to compete in the Kia Skills Challenge alongside former first-overall draft picks, Paolo Banchero and Victor Wembanyama. Towns will look to take home his second 3-Point Contest championship during the All-Star festivities on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The inclusion of Edwards and Towns in the All-Star Game is a testament to the Timberwolves’ bright future under Finch as the team heads towards a third consecutive trip to the playoffs. With an opportunity to put their talent on display in front of millions, the Timberwolves tandem will try to make a splash on All-Star Weekend.