Jimmy Butler is about to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves but superstar center Karl-Anthony Towns isn’t going anywhere for a while. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the T-Wolves have agreed with Towns on a super-max contract extension worth $190 million over the next five years.
KAT had one year left on his rookie contract and the Western Conference team is not taking the chances on the young center bolting from the team.
“On June 25, 2015, I was drafted to and committed to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On September 22, 2018, I made a recommitment to the Wolves and have the same feelings of excitement that I felt back in 2015,” Towns said in a statement. “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.”
On the other side of the Timberwolves spectrum, Jimmy Butler is expected to be moved anytime now. head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Tom Thibodeau was expected to ignore the request of the all-star swingman to be traded, however, owner Glen Taylor has overruled that and told other GMs across the league to contact him directly to make a deal.
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— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) September 23, 2018