Karl-Anthony Towns can’t hide frustration in addressing Timberwolves’ lack of consistency
People are often forgetting how All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns is doing in the midst of this Jimmy Butler trade drama. With much centered on the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star wingman, it is obvious that it is already taking a toll on the whole team.
The team may not be vocal to even deny the ramification of the situation, but from their preseason trouncing at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, frustration is a tough emotion to hide.
According to a tweet from Chris Hine of The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Towns seems like he is nearing his boiling point based on his responses.
Towns, when asked why the Wolves can't play with consistent intensity: "I really don’t damn know. If you find out, let me know so we can get that done. … If you get beat, don’t ever go out and get embarrassed like that. That’s just unacceptable."
— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) October 13, 2018
An accumulation of everything is slowly getting under Towns’ skin. That puts the Timberwolves in a not-so-comfortable situation with an All-Star who vocally has expressed his intention to leave and another who is nearly disgruntled.
The Timberwolves are put in a tough situation coming into this season. From being seeded in the last postseason, coming from years of playoff obscurity, to an internal fallout that is slowly jeopardizing their upcoming campaign, the franchise is definitely treading on a minefield.
If things blow up for good or even worse, it has to be done the soonest or they may lose more than just a season.
Once they pull themselves together as they progress into the year, there is still a good chance they can pick up the pieces for another playoff push. If they do not, it spells impending doom for this season and the future of the franchise.