Karl-Anthony Towns commits until 2028

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Giannis Askounis

01/Jul/22 10:31


Clinching a supermax contract extension marks a productive day for Karl-Anthony Towns

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

After completing his seventh season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed on a supermax contract extension lasting up to the conclusion of the 2027-28 NBA season. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news Friday morning.

Towns, 26, added $224M to his contract. A combined total of $295M counting the two years remaining on his previous contract. The new contract will kick in for the 2024-25 season.

The former star of Kentucky was picked first overall in the 2015 NBA draft. He became eligible for the supermax extension by being named on the All-NBA Third Team this season. By NBA rule, he had to wait until July 1 to complete the deal and the huge commitment to the Wolves.

The Dominican-American center has averaged 23.0 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 0.8 steals per game over 493 appearances over the past seven years. A couple of All-NBA Third Team selections and three All-Star Game nods alongside winning the 2022 Three-Point Contest in Cleveland shape individual accolades.

His contribution as a dominant figure in the offense has been held to only a couple of berths in the Playoffs resulting in first-round exits in both 2018 and 2022. The latest postseason saw Minnesota fall to the Memphis Grizzlies in six games, after beating the Los Angeles Clippers to survive the Western Conference Play-Ins.

GM Tim Connelly and head coach Chris Finch can continue building up the roster for the 2022-23 season having secured the multiyear commitment of Towns. Taurean Prince and Kyle Anderson have also reportedly agreed to contract extensions, so far this offseason.

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