Karl-Anthony Towns evasive when asked about future with T-Wolves (vid)
Karl-Anthony Towns clearly was not interested in discussing his future with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday when addressing the media at his youth basketball camp in the Twin Cities.
In fact, according to a report from Michael Rand of the Star Tribune, camp organizers told the assembled media members Towns “would only be answering questions about his camp and said the interview would be shut down if we deviated from that script.”
new post: Amid an offseason of rumors and reports, Karl-Anthony Towns had a chance to squash them Wednesday at his basketball camp in Plymouth. Instead, he sidestepped. https://t.co/V6Sfl3MvDP pic.twitter.com/dIe3Bht7Lf
— RandBall (@RandBall) July 18, 2018
Towns proved evasive during the session, despite reporters’ best efforts to sidestep the policy. However, at the close of his media availability, Towns did respond to an inquiry about whether he considers Minnesota a second home.
“I think I’ve done a lot of things here. I’m very proud of the things I’ve been able to do so far,” Towns said. “But I have a lot of things that have to be talked about, so I’ll move on.”
We were warned that #Twolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns would only take questions about his camp today. So specific questions about Butler, Legarza, Thibs, contract extension, etc. were tough. But he did offer up a little something at the very end. More on @KSTP at 10:20. pic.twitter.com/9PqrGHK9jk
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) July 19, 2018
Towns and the T-Wolves reportedly are in the midst of a rough patch. Word of Towns’ purported unhappiness surfaced last month after the Timberwolves let go three members of the coaching staff, including a Towns favorite.
And then rumors surfaced that Jimmy Butler is said to be“fed up” with some of his teammates, particularly Towns. Butler recently declined a contract extension offer from the T-Wolves, as expected.
Amid all the drama, reports indicate Towns and the Wolves currently are in discussions concerning a max contract extension. While nothing reportedly has come of the talks just yet, it’s clear Towns was not about to address it on Wednesday.