Report: Karl-Anthony Towns signs super-max extension with T-Wolves
NBA.com Global on Sep 23, 2018 09:06 AM
FILE - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 14: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots a free throw during the game against the Sacramento Kings on December 14, 2017 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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While one of their All-Stars could be on his way out of Minnesota, the Timberwolves are reportedly ready to make the other the future of the franchise.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, former No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to sign a five-year, $190 super-maximum extension with Minnesota. The news comes less than a week after veteran Jimmy Butler reportedly asked the Timberwolves to trade him.
In a deal that cements him as the franchise’s long-term cornerstone, Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a 5-year, $190M super-maximum extension, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 23, 2018
Still just 22 years old, Towns is coming off his third NBA season and Minnesota's first playoff run since 2004. The 7-foot big man averaged 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 54.5 percent from the field and a career-best 42.1 percent from 3-point range.