There is unrest in the twin cities. Andrew Wiggins has not turned out to be the player that everyone assumed he would be. Jimmy Butler was not happy with the defense or effort that Wiggins showed last season. Tom Thibodeau is not the easiest coach to play for, especially for younger guys.
Karl-Anthony Towns certainly has his flaws on the defensive end and struggled in the first round of the playoffs versus the Houston Rockets. Most obviously, he is not a very good rim protector.
However, there is no doubt that he is a great modern day big in the NBA; a true “unicorn,” if you will. Averaging 21.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game in 2017-18, Towns put up big-time numbers. What is remarkable about this three-year pro is how efficient he is.
You would expect a center to shoot a high percentage around the rim and he did, a solid 58% on two-pointers. KAT shot 86% from the charity stripe and a staggering 42% from three – leading his team in that category.
This is 7 ft, 244 pound man child. He is a threat to score from all three levels and has shown the ability to put the ball on the floor and make plays not only for himself but also for his teammates averaging as displayed by his 2.4 dimes last season and the fact that he has never had a lower than 2.0 assists per game average in his three-year career.
Then there is the whole best friend thing going on with he and Devin Booker.
Book played with Towns for one season at the University of Kentucky where their only loss all season came in the Final Four. Booker clearly wants Towns here.
He could definitely be a player traded for the first overall pick in the draft.