Karl-Anthony Towns inks supermax extension with the Timberwolves

2022-07-01 04:45
Credit: AFP-Scanpix
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Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to sign a four-year, supermax extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves, agent Jessica Holtz told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal will begin in 2024-25 and will be worth 35% of that season’s salary cap, with 8% raises in subsequent seasons. Since the 2024-25 cap figure isn’t yet known, neither is the amount of Towns’ extension, but Wojnarowski projects it to be worth about $224M over four years.

Towns, still just 26, enjoyed something of a comeback season with Minnesota in 2021-22. In 2022, the American center made his first All-Star team since 2019 and his first All-NBA Team since 2018. Towns also won the NBA 3-Point Contest during the 2022 All-Star Weekend, a rarity for a big man.

2-pointers this season

Points made: 26,5
Accuracy: 53,6%
Place in standings: 22
Record max: 40
Record min: 14
Most made 2FGs: Karl-Anthony Towns

During 74 games last year, he averaged 24.6 PPG, 9.8 RPG, and 3.6 APG, with guard-like shooting splits of 52.9/41.0/82.2. The three-time All-Star’s offensive prowess was a big reason the Timberwolves returned to their first playoff berth in four years.

Led by Towns, second-year phenom Anthony Edwards and point guard D’Angelo Russell, the seventh-seeded Timberwolves pushed the second-seeded Grizzlies in a tough, physical first-round series. Minnesota would ultimately fall to Memphis in six games.


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