Karl-Anthony Towns wasn’t named an All-Star this year, but the former No. 1 overall pick was hoping to prove his doubters wrong during the second half of the season. Unfortunately, he’ll have to spend the next weeks on the sideline.
Towns is having another solid season in Minnesota, averaging a career-high 26.5 points per game. His production hasn’t been enough to carry a rather lackluster roster though. The Timberwolves own a 16-38 record, which is the second-worst mark in the Western Conference.
If this season wasn’t already challenging for the Timberwolves, head coach Ryan Saunders will now have to coach without Towns by his side. Minnesota has only won six games this season without the the former Kentucky star.
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Towns has a fractured left wrist and will be out at least two weeks. The timing of this news is brutal for the Timberwolves since they acquire D’Angelo Russell a few weeks ago.
Minnesota’s Karl Anthony-Towns has a fractured left wrist and will be out at least two weeks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 21, 2020
Minnesota didn’t exactly start the second half of the season on the right note.
The Timberwolves lost to the Boston Celtics on Friday night – despite the fact that Kemba Walker didn’t play.
Over the past few weeks, Towns has expressed his frustration over the team’s lack of success. That being said, he’s under contract until the 2023-24 season.
We’ll see if Minnesota can hold down the fort while Towns recovers from his wrist injury.