Stephen Curry, Victor Oladipo, Jimmy Butler, Paul George and Karl-Anthony Towns were named to the 2017-18 All-NBA Third Team.
Advice: Both KAT and Oladipo earn their first All-NBA honors with Jimmy Butler getting his second of his career, which may be a slight surprise due to Butler not hitting 60 games and his team barely making the postseason. Butler did finish with 54 points in the voting, which tied Chris Paul and was just over Rudy Gobert (51), but those two played different positions to keep them off the All-NBA squads. Curry did lead the Third Team with 164 points, which put him just behind DeMar DeRozan (165) on the second team. PG-13 also picked up his fourth All-NBA nod.
Adrian Wojnarowski doubts that the Timberwolves will try to trade Karl-Anthony Towns this summer.
Advice: "I think their owner would trade management/the coach before they would trade Karl-Anthony Towns," Wojnarowski said. "I don’t think they would allow that. I just don’t believe they’d allow that kind of decision." There have been some rumors floated around recently that KAT is at odds with management, but it would make zero sense for the Wolves to try and move their franchise center, particularly with him eligible for an extension this summer.
The Timberwolves have "taken some calls" on Karl-Anthony Towns, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Advice: Earlier this week on his podcast, ESPN's Zach Lowe said that Towns and the Wolves were "not in a good place." Windhorst reports that he doesn't think the Wolves are looking to trade KAT, but "teams are definitely sniffing around." It seems extremely unlikely that Minnesota would seriously consider moving Towns, but stranger things have happened. We will certainly keep an eye on this situation over the summer.
According to Zach Lowe on ESPN's Lowe Post Podcast, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves are not in a good place right now.
Advice: Lowe also mentioned local Minnesota reporter Darren Wolfson of KSTP had similar thoughts, and ESPN's Brian Windhorst mentioned that the Celtics could possibly take a look at a KAT deal. To be very clear here, there is nothing to report on a trade even being close, so just keep this in mind in July. The Wolves are not going to have cap space and they're one of the shallowest teams in the NBA.