Karl-Anthony Towns wants to return to action as soon as possible in order to play with his teammate and good friend, D’Angelo Russell.
“The translation: The Timberwolves don’t plan to let their place in the standings dictate their decision with Towns. League sources told The Athletic that Karl-Anthony Towns desperately wants to return to the court this season to play with D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and the rest of a completely revamped Wolves roster.
He and Russell have been talking for years about playing together, and watching Gersson Rosas engineer the trades just before the deadline energized him for the stretch run. But Towns has only played one game with Russell, and now will be watching from the bench for his second extended stretch this season,” Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Towns will be sidelined for the next two weeks (at least), as he is still dealing with a wrist injury. The Timberwolves (19-43) are expected to miss the playoffs for another season.