With Jimmy Butler demanding a trade and the T-Wolves season circling the drain just 10 days out of training camp, the Minnesota front office made a preemptive move by signing their superstar big man, Karl-Anthony Towns to a five-year $190 super-max extension. Towns, 22, was the first overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft and has never missed a game in his three years with the T-Wolves. Last year, Towns averaged 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks as the Wolves made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years.
Under the deal, Towns could command up to 30% of Minnesota’s salary cap if he were to make one of the league’s three All-NBA teams, be voted league MVP, or be named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Towns was the 2016 Rookie of the Year, was a Western Conference All Star, and was 3rd-team
All-NBA last year.
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