Karl-Anthony Towns addresses his future with the Minnesota Timberwolves

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have struggled to win games this season due to a flawed roster and no shortage of adversity due to injuries and COVID. Despite that fact, NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns remains holding a long-term perspective when viewing his future with the organization.

When asked about his future with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns made it clear he wants to build a legacy with the team. He understands it’s a process and will take time to achieve.

“If you want to build a legacy we got to win,” Towns said, via Chris Hine of Star Tribune. “And I want to build my legacy here so I want to win with the Wolves, and I’m going to do everything I possibly can to keep step-by-step, brick-by-brick, building something and a culture here that’s going to stand here for a long time.”

It has been a struggle for the Timberwolves to build a winning team with Karl-Anthony Towns at the helm. Between selecting Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 pick, going all-in on a Jimmy Butler trade, and trading for D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota has shown a willingness to take big swings.

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So far, those swings haven’t quite worked out. Jimmy Butler is long gone and led a team to the NBA Finals, just not the Timberwolves. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins is now a member of the Golden State Warriors. It remains to be seen if the D’Angelo Russell trade will pan out but so far, it’s not looking all that great.

The greatest source of hope for the Timberwolves will be Anthony Edwards. He has shown some flashes but still is only 19-years-old and has been naturally inconsistent in his execution. Will be able to develop quickly enough to keep Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota? Many will be monitoring this when it comes to NBA trade rumors.

It remains to be seen if the Timberwolves will be able to keep their first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft since they dealt it to the Golden State Warriors to land D’Angelo Russell. Since it’s top three-protected, the T’Wolves will need to have a favorable bounce of the ping pong balls in the NBA Draft Lottery.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could have an intriguing outlook if they can land a top three pick this season and add another elite prospect into the mix alongside the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell, and Malik Beasley.

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