Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns To Undergo Knee Surgery

According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will undergo left knee surgery. 

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Towns will undergo surgery to repair a torn left meniscus. The Kentucky product is expected to play again this year. 

“Towns conferred with team doctors and specialists on a course of action once an MRI discovered the tear in recent days, and committed to the immediate procedure because it gives him a chance to rehab and get back to the team for what’s turning into the best regular season in franchise history,” Woj wrote. 

One of the best players in the NBA, Towns is averaging 22.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks this season while shooting 50.6% from the field, 42.3% from beyond the arc and 87.4% from the free-throw line. 

“Towns will be reevaluated in four weeks, but the procedure is expected to give him the opportunity to return sometime in the early part of the postseason, sources said,” Woj wrote. 

A four-time All-Star, Towns has 22 double-doubles on the season. The Timberwolves have the best record in the Western Conference. They look like legitimate title contenders for the first time since 2004. 

The Timberwolves signed Towns to a four-year, $221 million extension in July 2022. KAT will make $49.4 million next season. 

Minnesota drafted Towns with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Towns has career averages of 22.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks. 

The Timberwolves have never advanced past the first round of the playoffs in the Towns era. It will be fascinating to see how far Minnesota goes in the 2024 postseason. 

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