The first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft has become Rookie of the Year (2016), All-NBA Third Team (2018), and an NBA All Star (2018) in just three years in the NBA.
Towns holds a career average of 17 points and 10 rebounds per game in his young career. He averaged 21.3 points and 12.3 rebounds during the 2017-2018 season.
Face of the franchise
The agreement between Towns and the Timberwolves indicates who the team seems to side with in the feud between Towns and Jimmy Butler. The two remain at odds stemming from Butler calling Towns "nonchalant."
But despite the allegations, Towns is highly regarded as the man who will soon save the franchise, who has yet to be on the winning side since Kevin Garnett let them to their last playoff run.
"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," Towns said.
Unlike Garnett who left for greener pastures in 2007, Towns looks to become part of the Timberwolves franchise for as long as he is needed. Now that Butler is looking to get out as soon as possible, this means that the 22-year old is poised to be the de facto face of the franchise.
Lets just hope he first leads the Timberwolves to their first winning season in a while.
Does Karl-Anthony Towns deserve the "super max" deal? Will he lead Minnesota to their first playoff run in quite a while? Let us know what you think.
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