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#pounditTuesday, November 30, 2021

Karl-Anthony Towns expects Timberwolves to make deep playoff run

Karl-Anthony Towns has quite the hot take about his Minnesota Timberwolves for next season.

In an interview with Peter Walsh of SLAM Online that ran on Monday, Towns said that he expects the team to make a deep run in the 2018 postseason.

“I expect us to be in the playoffs and I expect us to compete in the playoffs and have Minnesota rocking not just for one round, but for multiple rounds,” said the former No. 1 overall pick. “We have a lot of faith in ourselves that this is something that we can do and we have a coaching staff behind us and great teammates. I think we have something truly special here.”

Towns made a similar prediction around this time last year.

While he certainly did his part with 25.1 points and 12.3 rebounds per game in 2016-17, the Wolves finished just 31-51, ten games out of the playoffs. They went out and added the likes of Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Jamal Crawford, and Taj Gibson this summer however and have since become a popular sleeper pick in the West. Thus, it’s hard to knock Towns for the optimism about his team.

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