Because it’s always rumor season in the NBA, it has been said that the Timberwolves are possibly taking calls on superstar Karl Anthony-Towns, which is just insane.
So last week things are going on as normal and then this tweet came across my timeline.
Bruh I'm listening to The Lowe Post & Zach Lowe & Brian Windhorst saying the Wolves & KAT are having issues and they're implying KAT might get traded this summer 😱😱😱😱😱😱
— Billy Shakes 🇸🇱 (@jawnbrown) May 18, 2018
Say what now? Now about the furthest thing away from a basketball expert, but even I know that sounds insane. From the little Timberwolves basketball I watch, KAT seems to be a superstar, either in the making or already there. The man can do damn near anything out there it seems. So when that tweet came through, I felt like that one GIF of the dude looking shocked/confused.
Now to be fair, this is all probably smoke and no fire. It would be a “Twins baseball from 2011-14” level of bad decision. You never want to go full 2010’s Twins on any decision unless that decision is to tank a season/seasons.
So I figured that was the end of things and the talks over the weekend died down. Then LeBron’s media mic piece Brian Windhosrt once again throws a shit nugget into the Twitter spectrum.
The Wolves have reportedly taken calls on Karl-Anthony Towns, trade still extremely unlikely
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 22, 2018
Ok, that one is a little more concerning.
If management isn’t picking up the phone, laughing in the face of the opposing General Manager who is attempting to talk seriously about acquiring Karl Anthony-Towns, and then sending said GM a care package of 3-day-old Lutefisk then what are we even doing here?
If you really want to piss off a fan base and sink back into basketball oblivion, trading KAT is a sure fire way to do it. I’ve never bought Timberwolves merch, just not a huge basketball guy. That’s the best way to make sure I don’t spend a dime anywhere near your franchise and most likely will just start actively rooting against you.
Now there’s still a 97% chance this is all smoke. I can’t imagine it gets to a point where the organization keeps Thibs and ships out Towns. It even came out today from the godfather of NBA twitter that Thibs would get fired wayyyy before this happened.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 23, 2018
But there’s always that little bit of doubt in the back of my mind. After all we did trade KG…