May 14, 2019, 11:21 amKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have secured permission to interview Pelicans assistant Chris Finch for their coaching vacancy.
Finch and new Wolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas have worked together in Houston so this is not surprising. Rosas has decided to interview external candidates, including the Heat’s Juwan Howard and the Blazers’ David Vanterpool, while also giving interim coach Ryan Saunders prime consideration to stay on.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 2:47 amKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns missed the fifth game of the season and his career on Wednesday night, wrapping up his season with averages of 24.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.6 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers as well as top-5 fantasy value in all permutations.
It took a potentially fatal car accident for Towns to miss the first few games of his career, and he missed three more with right knee inflammation (including the meaningless final two games of the year) thereafter. The rebounds, assists, steals and 3-pointers were all new personal bests for KAT, and he remained an absolutely dominant fantasy player despite shooting under 54 percent for the first time in his career (.518). The sky really is the limit for Towns, and you'll have to get some draft lottery luck in order to land him for the next decade or so.
April 10, 2019, 9:11 pmKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's regular season finale vs. the Nuggets.
With Towns out, Gorgui Dieng will assume the starting role and get all the burn he can handle. He is a worthy DFS play regardless of how the match up with Denver goes.
Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 2:56 pmKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves are listing Karl-Anthony Towns as doubtful for Wednesday's season finale.
Towns missed Tuesday's game for right knee inflammation, so it's either more of that or a rest day for the young star. Gorgui Dieng is likely to start again and is worth a long look in all formats.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 10:07 amKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves are planning to open a search for a new President of Basketball Operations, with owner Glen Taylor preferring to keep general manager Scott Layden and interim coach Ryan Saunders as part of a revised organizational structure, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Layden survived the purge of Tom Thibodeau in early January and has previous experience as a GM with the Jazz and the Knicks. Saunders, 32, is the youngest head coach in the league, but he has earned the endorsement of franchise star Karl-Anthony Towns and is expected to get an extension this summer.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 6:24 pmKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns (right knee inflammation) has been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup with the Raptors.
Gorgui Dieng will get the start and is worth a long look with not much in the way of competition.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 2:09 pmKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns (right knee inflammation) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Raptors.
If KAT can't go, Gorgui Dieng would be in line for a substantial minutes boost. Make sure to check back in on the situation as we get closer to tip-off.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
April 7, 2019, 7:56 pmKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns had yet another big game with 35 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block in Sunday's 126-132 loss to the Thunder.
Towns went 11-of-18 from the field and 13-of-14 from the line, and he also forced Steven Adams into six fouls in just 27 minutes. KAT's going to continue to field questions as long as the Wolves keep missing the playoffs, but fantasy owners know how dangerous he is.
April 5, 2019, 10:40 pmKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns struggled in Friday's win over the Heat, committing a season-high 11 turnovers while scoring just 13 points (5-of-10 shooting).
He was slowed down by foul trouble at spots in the game, but KAT still managed to post a serviceable, albeit moderately disappointing line with him adding 12 boards, four dimes, one trey and one steal to the box score. This rough night notwithstanding, KAT should still be able to finish 2018-19 as a top-5 player in 9-cat.
April 4, 2019, 12:43 amKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns put up 28 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks on 12-of-15 shooting in a 110-108 win over the Mavs on Wednesday.
Towns has been a top-5 value this season and will likely hover around that range for years to come. He is a fantastic player and should only improve as he gets into his prime. Expect KAT to have a strong finish to the season as the keys to the Wolves' offense are always in his hands.
April 2, 2019, 12:02 amKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns double-doubled with 17 points and 12 rebounds but made just 6-of-21 field goals on Monday vs. the Blazers.
Towns did add four assists, one three and two blocks while draining all four of his free throws, so the line wasn't bad overall. You know what you're getting from Towns. And he's shooting over 51 percent from the field on the year, so there's no need to worry of course.
March 30, 2019, 1:09 amKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns overcame foul trouble and a poor shooting night to finish with 15 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and one block as the Wolves defeated the Warriors 131-130 on Friday night.
Despite only shooting 5-for-17 from the field and going 0-for-5 from 3-point land, Towns came through at the free throw line when the Wolves needed him to nab a surprise victory for his injury-riddled squad over the defending champs. Foul trouble has been a recurring issue for Towns but he is still managing career-high totals in assists, threes and steals on the season and there's no reason to believe the 23-year-old is slowing down anytime soon.
March 27, 2019, 10:43 amKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves are likely to retain interim coach Ryan Saunders as their head coach, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Saunders, who turns 33 next month, is the league’s youngest coach and the son of the late coaching legend Flip Saunders. The Wolves are only 14-20 since Saunders took over, but Stein points to his strong relationship with center Karl-Anthony Towns as one reason the team may be keen on keeping him beyond the season. On top of everything, Minnesota has also been decimated by injuries this year with Robert Covington being sidelined since January.
Source: NY Times