Karl Anthony Towns
Towns to ink $190 million, 5-year extension with Wolves
(Associated Press) - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Karl-Anthony Towns is getting a new deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jimmy Butler is still waiting to get a new address.

Towns announced Saturday night that he is recommitting to the Timberwolves, securing his future there while Butler’s remains a mystery. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Towns will be signing a five-year super-max extension worth $190 million.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the team nor Towns publicly revealed the financial terms of the deal. Towns posted a video to social media with the wording “5 More” – a clear nod to the length of the contract.

“On June 25th, 2015, I was drafted to and committed to the Minnesota Timberwolves,” Towns wrote in an Instagram post. “On September 22nd, 2018, I made a recommitment to the Wolves and have the same feelings of excitement that I felt back in 2015.”

Towns is going into his fourth season, was an All-Star for the first time a year ago and was the Timberwolves’ second-leading scorer last season at 21.3 points per game.

The status of Minnesota’s leading scorer last year, however, remains most uncertain.

Butler told the Timberwolves several days ago that he has no intentions to be with them for the long-term and wants a trade. The Athletic reported on Saturday that Butler will not be appearing at Minnesota’s media day on Monday, or the first day of training camp Tuesday – although it’s entirely possible that the Wolves may trade him by then anyway.

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