Report: Karl-Anthony Towns signs super-max extension with T-Wolves

NBA.com Global on Sep 23, 2018 09:06 AM
Report: Karl Towns signs super-max extension with T-Wolves
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.

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.

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