The Minnesota Timberwolves have been one of the most talked about teams lately. The drama surrounding Jimmy Butler wanting a trade and potential beef with Andrew Wiggins. It’s been rumored that Towns and Butler doesn’t like each other. Andrew Wiggins signed a huge extension last summer and the future of Towns was up in the air. The owner Glen Taylor has said that Butler will be available for a trade despite Coach Thibs saying otherwise. With Butler saying he won’t attend media day or training camp; the writing is on the wall. With Jimmy Butler pretty much gone, Karl Anthony Towns has signed a super max extension. 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 five-year, $190 million super-maximum extension.
Towns’ agent, Leon Rose of CAA Sports, informed the organization of Towns’ intention to sign the extension on Saturday night, sources said. The Timberwolves report for media day on Monday and begin training camp on Tuesday. In a statement, Towns said: “On June 25, 2015, I was drafted to and committed to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On September 22, 2018, I made a recommitment to the Wolves and have the same feelings of excitement that I felt back in 2015. “I promise to the fans, my teammates and the organization to keep the vision of the man who drafted me, Flip Saunders, alive and treat his dream of winning with respect and dignity. To the fans from Day One and the Timberwolves fans, this is for you. Thank you for believing in me.”
The super-max deal includes the ability for Towns to earn 30 percent of the Timberwolves’ salary cap with the fulfillment of reaching one of the three All-NBA teams or being voted league MVP or Defensive Player of the Year this season.