Future Phoenix Suns player, Karl-Anthony Towns, plays great in loss

Phoenix Suns (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Timberwolves lost a close one to the Phoenix Suns Saturday night, but future Suns player, Karl-Anthony Towns played great, despite the his final shot.

The Phoenix Suns had every excuse in the world not to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. They didn’t have three star players, they played against the great Karl-Anthony Towns, and the low in Minneapolis was 32 degrees, which is absolutely miserable, especially considering it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet.

Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre led the Suns all night long, putting up 35 and 25 points respectively, but on top of their scoring, they were both just one rebound away from a triple-double.

That was all well and good, but this feels like a good opportunity to talk about how awesome future Suns player, Karl-Anthony Towns, played.

Towns contributed an effortless 31 points, grabbed 17 rebounds for the Wolves, and looked good doing it. He shot 6-12 from behind the arc and while Phoenix Suns fans were ecstatic his potential game-tying final 3-pointer from the mid court logo did not go in, many of them would admit they thought it was good while it was in the air.

It was mighty considerate of Towns, who by all accounts might be the nicest human on the planet, to shoot that shot (especially when he had ten seconds with which to work) to help end his future team end their 3-game losing streak.

I mean, that was such an ill-advised shot, the Timberwolves should probably just trade him to the Suns immediately, and not wait until a year or two from now.

The Suns could give them Tyler Johnson and, you know, since I’m sure the Wolves will drive a hard bargain, the Suns could throw in Dario Saric and allow him rejoin his old team to make the math work. 

Sure, Towns is averaging career highs in points, steals, rebounds, assists, 3-point percentage and most every other statistic, but he did shoot one bad shot in one game, so, no reason to delay the inevitable, Timberwolves.

Come on, Karl. It is nice in Phoenix. Blogs here are as nice as you are (even to opposing players), one of your best friends plays on the team, and it is a lot warmer than 32 degrees in November.

Hey! 32! The Suns have that number available! And it doesn’t come in that putrid neon-green color!

It stinks the Suns had to beat your current team, Karl, especially since they didn’t have three of their best players, but hop on over to the Valley and you can celebrate with your friends on big wins like this.

Next. The Suns should learn from how two teams operated last year. dark

See you soon, pal!