Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns flaunts league’s ban of ‘ninja-style’ headbands
Towns is still wearing the headband in his offseason workouts with fellow Timberwolves players.
Jimmy Butler, Jrue Holiday, Myles Turner, Mike Scott, De’Aaron Fox and Montrezl Harrell were among the players to wear the headbands last season. It looks like players will have to wait for at least one season to wear the ninja-style headbands again.
Karl-Anthony Towns is excited for the 2019-20 season. He believes the new culture of the franchise is exactly what Timberwolves rookies Jarrett Culver and Jaylen Nowell need to be seeing instead of the toxic nature of the 2018-19 season when Butler requested a trade and head coach Tom Thibodeau was fired.
Towns made his second All-Star team last season. KAT averaged 24.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 51.8 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free-throw line. The Timberwolves star recorded 54 double-doubles.
After Ryan Sanders took over for Thibodeau, Towns’ numbers and usage rate skyrocketed. The former No. 1 overall pick put up 26.8 points and 12.4 rebounds under Saunders.
Minnesota is going to have a hard time making the playoffs this upcoming season. The Timberwolves lost Derrick Rose — who averaged 18.0 points per game last season — Taj Gibson and Tyus Jones in free agency. The Wolves also missed out on Towns’ close friend, All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell.