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Karl-Anthony Towns reacts to insane dug up evidence that Jimmy Butler hooked up with his girlfriend, Kawahine Andrade

Karl-Anthony Towns

Jimmy Butler requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, and the four-time All-Star reportedly has a murky relationship with starting big man Karl-Anthony Towns.

After the news broke that Butler wanted out of Minnesota, the fine people of Twitter started to do some detective work, and determined that Butler and Towns might have been involved with the same woman.

Upon seeing the rumor on Twitter, Towns quickly dubbed it as fake news:

One could say Towns commenting on the tweet means the rumor is actually true, because if it wasn’t, the All-Star big man wouldn’t have felt the urge to address it. Whatever the case may be, one thing seems to be clear: Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler are not on good terms and probably won’t be teammates for much longer.

Reports surfaced last week that Towns wouldn’t sign a contract extension with the Timberwolves until the Butler situation was taken care of. Towns is entering the final year of his rookie contract and currently slated to make $10.2 million in 2018-19. If he and the Timberwolves are unable to agree upon an extension before the season starts, Towns will enter restricted free agency in the summer of 2019.

Towns, 22, averaged 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game last season, shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from beyond the arc. Towns’ stellar play during the regular season helped the Timberwolves make the 2018 playoffs in the rugged Western Conference for the first time since 2004.

In the first round series against the Houston Rockets, though, Towns struggled. He only averaged 15.2 points per game and wasn’t hitting his shots on a consistent basis. The former No. 1 overall pick shot 46.7 percent overall and a woeful 27.3 percent from 3. The Timberwolves lost to the Rockets in five games.