January 13, 2020, 11:37 amKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
According to Jon Krawczysnki of The Athletic, Karl-Anthony Towns (left knee sprain) is "nearing a return" after his latest bout with an illness.
This is encouraging news after he was listed as out with an illness, as opposed to the month-long "left knee sprain" designation he'd been carrying. We hope you floated a few offers for the franchise big man while he was sidelined since it's likely he returns at full health after missing so many games. That said, this report isn't a guarantee that his return is imminent, but instead it's an intuitive reading of the tea leaves after Towns had been spotted in pregame warmups and effusively (and athletically) celebrating Jarrett Culver dunks on the sidelines. Rest assured, the end of Towns' first real bout with serious injury is nigh. Gorgui Dieng and Naz Reid would both fade into obscurity when Towns makes his eventual return.
Source: The Athletic