It took 13 years for the Minnesota Timberwolves to return to the playoffs. After the Kevin Garnett era, in between eight coaches, a blockbuster Kevin Love trade and dozens of lottery picks that didn’t pan out, the T-Wolves are trending in the right direction thanks to a young core of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins (sort of), as well as veteran leadership from Jimmy Butler.
But things are not as peachy as they appear on the surface.
On The Lowe Post podcast in a conversation between Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst, the two mentioned that KAT is “not in a good place” with the organization right now. Windy even went as far as saying that his name could involved in trade rumors.
As much as we should all take this information with a grain of salt, it’s interesting because just a day ago, the Phoenix Suns GM was at the Draft Combine saying that they are open to trading the No. 1 pick in the draft.
Why is this interesting? Because Towns happened to “Like” a picture Devin Booker posted with him in a Suns jersey earlier today.
— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) May 19, 2018
Could there be talks behind-the-scenes that Lowe and Windhorst heard through the grapevine?
Of course, this comes with a horrible postseason from Karl-Anthony, who didn’t show up at all and helped send the Timberwolves on a one-way ticket out in the first round at the hands of the Houston Rockets.
At this point it’s tough to say if Towns is disgruntled with coach Tom Thibodeau, management or with teammates. We’re sure reports will trickle out soon.