Towns, Timberwolves reportedly discussing contract extension

Karl-Anthony Towns is in talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves that could result in the center signing a rookie-scale extension, according to a report by The Athletic.

The Timberwolves selected Towns with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and he hasn’t disappointed. He hasn’t missed a game in three seasons and has career averages of 21.6 points and 11.7 rebounds in 34.9 minutes per game. A 7-footer, he shoots 83.6 percent from the foul line.

Towns, 22, is scheduled to earn $7.8 million next season but is eligible to sign a maximum extension to his rookie contract before his fourth season begins. Andrew Wiggins, his Minnesota teammate, signed a five-year, $146.5 million extension with the Timberwolves last fall. He could have become a free agent this summer.

“We’re just optimistic it will be done as soon as possible,” Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters in June.

–Field Level Media