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Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns tests positive for COVID-19

Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves, COVID-19

The struggling Minnesota Timberwolves have received another blow, as their star center Karl Anthony-Towns just received news that he tested positive for COVID-19, he announced via Twitter.

Towns has not been afraid of expressing the emotional toll that the coronavirus has had on him and his family. COVID-19 has taken the lives of many loved ones for Towns, including his mother, who he held very close to his heart.

With this positive test, Towns reassured his fans and family that he will beat this and he will not let it get the best of him. He made it known that COVID-19 must be taken seriously by everyone, as it has the potential to take lives without any warning.

While the NBA world hopes that Towns recovers to his optimal self, the Timberwolves will need to find a way to make up for Towns’ absence on the court. In the four games that he played this season, he averaged a stellar 22.0 points along with 12.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. His paint presence as well as the ability to shoot are near impossible qualities to replace in a big man. However, the Timberwolves will have to do the best they can with Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell, and Ricky Rubio leading the charge.

With a 3-8 record on the season, the Timberwolves have found themselves at the very bottom of the Western Conference. If they want a slight chance at making the playoffs this year, they will have to play at a very high level without Towns until he returns.