Towns is so good that you would have to trade another top 10 player for him or an unbelievable package, which no team currently has. How about Rosas actually get some talent around him. Wiggins has been playing good enough. But the rest of the team is steaming garbage. They really need Culver to step up, but hes an immature rookie.Well this is about two years earlier than I expected:
CBS: Karl-Anthony Towns trade rumors: Warriors monitoring situation as Wolves star reportedly unhappy in Minnesota
Heading into the new year, the Minnesota Timberwolves sit at 11-20 with only two games separating them and the last-place Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference. To say that the Timberwolves have been an overwhelming disappointment to start the season is a massive understatement. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging a career high in points (26.5) and assists (4.4), and has added more to his offensive game, while Andrew Wiggins is inching closer to living up to his No. 1 overall draft selection, showing an improved shot selection and ball-handling ability.
Still, the Wolves continue to fail at putting a competitive roster around Towns worthy of his superstar talents. Before the season started, they attempted to get their star center some help when they were reportedly one of the teams that were interested in trading for D'Angelo Russell. Towns and Russell are close friends and the pairing of the two seemed like a dream scenario for both sides. Unfortunately, the Warriors put the kibosh on that dream. Now, they are apparently looking to try prying Towns out of Minnesota.
Golden State has been "monitoring Towns' situation in Minnesota," and multiple team executives note that the young star is currently unhappy, as reported by The Athletic's Ethan Strauss. Given that Towns is only in first year of his five-year, $190 million contract extension he signed prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, the Timberwolves have no incentive to trade the big man just yet. This season hasn't gone the way Minnesota had hoped, but if it has sold Towns on getting him help over the next couple years, then it can be patient. However, as Strauss reports, the Warriors have a wealth of assets at their disposal that could be packaged together to potentially bring Towns to the Bay Area.
My favorite narrative is, "We hired Saunders because Towns is his buddy and will stay here," and now less than halfway into his first full season, articles are already being written about how Towns is unhappy and will request a trade soon.Have we decided yet that going from the biggest dickwad coach of all time to everybody's pal, but no real experience was maybe a bad move? Not paying much attention, honestly, so this is a legit question for those who are.
I'm still surprised by this. He has a terrible shot (mechanics), poor handle for a future PG, pretty poor passing skills (he showed that last night several times) and isn't as strong as he needs to be. Despite all of that...he is killing it right now. Kid has the want for sure.Culver is coming on, which is very promising.
Nice to see Naz Reid getting clock. Hes really big and really skilled. Just really young and still getting his sea legs under him. Needs to get stronger.
Wish Howell would stay up and get clock. They could give him napier or JTs playing time
Are you talking Culver?I'm still surprised by this. He has a terrible shot (mechanics), poor handle for a future PG, pretty poor passing skills (he showed that last night several times) and isn't as strong as he needs to be. Despite all of that...he is killing it right now. Kid has the want for sure.
You're right about the PG thing, I dont see it.Yes.
Was at the game last night. Just a disaster of a game. I don't buy the Towns is sick thing a bit.Oh it was bad and as usual, the Wolves guards were abysmal on defense. Can't say Thibs was the worst GM that the Wolves ever had. Not with Khan arguably one of the worst all time. Though the moves made by Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr. will burden the franchise for years to come.
Hope Ross is as good as his record in Houston indicates he is. His moves last summer and Taylor's history of hiring, says otherwise
Josh Okogie, seated at his locker postgame, was asked if, in Monday’s 117-104 loss to Oklahoma City, the fact that Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had gotten 20 rebounds was an indication
“Say what?’’ Okogie interjected.
Yeah. 20 rebounds, 20 points, 10 assists.
He had 20 rebounds?’’ Okogie repeated. Then he turned to teammate Robert Covington. “He got 20 rebounds?’
“That’s impressive,’’ he said. “I don’t even know what to say to that, man.’’
Actually the Wolves didn’t have an answer for much of what the Thunder (23-17) did.
The three-guard penetrate and dish attack? It resulted in 50% shooting by Oklahoma City, 40% on threes, 26 trips to the free throw line and a 51-37 edge in rebounding.
And a loss, the Wolves’ second straight, breaking a three-game winning streak at home.
“Containing the ball hurt us tonight,’’ Wolves coach Ryan Saunders said.
The night began with Thunder guard Chris Paul walking onto the floor with his jersey untucked, shooting something of a smirk toward the Timberwolves bench. The reference, of course, was the delay-of-game call Paul lobbied for and got late in regulation in the Thunder’s overtime victory over the Wolves on Dec. 6.
First laugh, last laugh..
For such a bad team, tickets are expensive. I was thinking about bringing the kiddos down there. They are awful to watch but tickets are still expensive.I was also at the game and it was depressing as hell. I don't think there were more than 5K people in the building. The wolves are five years away from being a fifth or sixth seed in the west (current OKC, I think) in talent, strategy, size, skill and desire. Culver looks like he's starting to come around, but he needs twenty more pounds of muscle to be a consistent factor. Reid has a nice touch but he's slow and soft at this point. Okogie has regressed. Wiggins is back to "I don't care" mode. Covington is a good player with a great contract but he's not a difference maker. The three or four guys on one year contracts are worth what they are being paid. I'm not sure what KAT is returning to.
As a huge NBA fan, my biggest concern is that somebody will come along in the next few years and pay Glen (or his heirs) $1B-1.5B in order to move the team to another market. Unless the Target Center lease is super, duper air tight a $700/hour lawyer will figure out a way to break it. Most leases are pretty easy to break if a tenant really wants out.
Many years ago I got a copy of the original Vikings Metrodome lease (public document). The only reason that document held the team in place was one paragraph that contained language that all of the other team owners were personally liable for damages. I'm quite sure the wolves' Target Center lease doesn't have language like that.
They need to go back to the deals they had when they traded Love. I had season tickets for two consecutive years at $3 and $4 dollars a seat. As soon as they showed some promise the seats rose to $15 and then $20. Those are the worst seats in the house. They need to beg fans to come back with deals like that. I'm probably done after this season if the roster looks anything like this season.For such a bad team, tickets are expensive. I was thinking about bringing the kiddos down there. They are awful to watch but tickets are still expensive.
They need to get something good for JTs expiring. A distressed asset that can turn it around here. Otherwise, yes, the cap is going to kill themI'm not sure what signing players to cheap one year deals accomplished. Even when they leave after this season we are up against the salary cap and I'm not sure that "roster flexibility" matters when no one wants to come here. I don't know what KAT's reputation is among the other players in the league but it wasn't a good sign when one of his best friends chose to sign with a team trending down rather than play with him in a cold, small, white market.
The Wolves will have approximately $20 million to spend after JT and others are off the books according to https://hoopshype.com/salaries/minnesota_timberwolves/. That isn't much when you consider there will be 7-8 roster spots open. They need to hit a home run with the draft pick and hope they can get more out of the current underachievers.They need to get something good for JTs expiring. A distressed asset that can turn it around here. Otherwise, yes, the cap is going to kill them
Just saw this. Got the Wolves on one channel and the Gophers on another. Both are 2 point games.Do you think something is going on?