Karl-Anthony Towns dismisses reports of his unhappiness with Wolves
Karl-Anthony Towns sounds like he is here for the long haul in Minnesota.
Addressing reporters Friday after his first game in over a month, the Wolves star brushed aside reports of his alleged unhappiness with the team.
“I don’t go for all the s—,” Towns said, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. “I just do my job, go home and I know what the real story is. There’s a reason those stories are made, because people need to sell papers, sell links and clicks, whatever the case may be.
“I’m here to be a Minnesota Timberwolf,” he went on. “Very fortunate I have a head coach like Ryan [Saunders], a president and friend like Gerss[on Rosas]. I’m not worried about all that nonsense. Whatever we have to deal with in house, we’ll deal with in house. This ain’t the circus like it used to be. This is something that’s gonna be done as a family. If we have a problem or anything, we’ll deal with it internally. We won’t have external forces adding anything.”
The two-time All-Star Towns missed the previous 15 games due to a knee injury followed by an illness. Minnesota promptly plummeted to ten games below .500 and now sit 13th in the West at 15-26.
Rumors were swirling last month about the 24-year-old’s supposed discontent with one particular heavyweight being linked to him. Towns did sign a five-year supermax extension with the Wolves before the start of last season though, and he still appears committed to the team for at least that long.