Karl-Anthony Towns plans to be with Timberwolves for ‘a long time’
In today’s era of disgruntled franchise cornerstones, Karl-Anthony Towns does not appear to be next up on that list.
In an interview with The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski that was published on Monday, the Minnesota Timberwolves star discussed his future and spoke glowingly about his current situation.
“I’m tremendously happy,” said Towns. “I love my front office. I love my coaching staff. I think we’ve made great moves and great changes. I love the culture here. If you want to leave, you have to be miserable somewhere. I am not there. I’m planning to be in Minnesota for a long time.”
Towns, who posted 24.4 points and 12.4 rebounds per game last season en route to his second career All-Star selection, signed a five-year, $190 million supermax extension with the Wolves, which will kick in starting next season.
While the former No. 1 overall pick is often criticized and regularly overlooked in the conversation of the NBA’s best big men, Towns’ two-way production at just 23 years old is truly rare, and it sounds like he can be the stable bedrock with which the team can comfortably build around for the future.