Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns is not a happy man right now. Following his team's 127-120 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, the 6-foot-11 big man did not hold back with his comments after yet another disappointing defeat.
“I've been losing for a long time. I'm not trying to do that shit anymore,” Towns exclaimed, via Jon Kwayczynski of The Athletic. “So every possession means a lot. You obviously see my patience running low with a lot of things. There's no excuses. We gotta get it done.”
Towns was visibly upset for pretty much the entire ballgame, but was still able to finish with 21 points (on 7-of-15 shooting), with two 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, an assist, two steals, and a block in 38 minutes of action. It would be to no avail, however, with the Timberwolves losing their 13th straight defeat on Wednesday.
The Timberwolves were part of Tuesday's four-team blockbuster deal which centered around Clint Capela and Robert Covington. While Minnesota acquired a number of serviceable pieces in the deal, it does not appear that any of them will be able to provide a significant boost for the squad in the sort term.
The Timberwolves have been eyeing Golden State Warriors All-Star point guard D'Angelo Russell in what should be a franchise-altering move for the struggling Wolves. Unfortunately for them, recent reports indicate that the two teams are currently at an impasse following Minnesota's unwillingness to meet Golden State's hefty price tag on Russell. Towns surely would have heard about this recent development, and it isn't unlikely that this further added to his growing list of concerns with his team's current situation.