Karl-Anthony Towns wants to remain in Minnesota for rest of his career

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After his stellar rookie campaign with the Timberwolves last season, Karl-Anthony Towns hopes to remain in Minnesota for the rest of his career.

The 20-year-old averaged 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in 32 minutes per contest for Minnesota last season, en route to the 2015-16 Rookie of the Year award. With fellow first-year big man Kristaps Porzingis taking a bite out of the Big Apple with the Knicks last season, Towns’ season was all that more impressive.

"I love being here,” Towns said to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press. “Hopefully I can spend the rest of my career here.”

While Timberwolves fans will be glad to know their potential franchise star wants to remain home, recent history is not on their side. Former Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant recently departed from OKC, electing to join the powerhouse Golden State Warriors.

Last year in April, Durant spoke to Revolt TV and made similar comments, reiterating his desire to remain with the Thunder.

"I love it here, man. I love my teammates, I love the city, I don't really think about anywhere else," Durant said.

"I hear it all the time, don't get me wrong, and once you hear it you're kind of like [looks up, thinking]. But for me, I love staying in the moment, and I'm one of those guys that would love to stick it out with one team my whole career.”

Minnesota Timberwolves v Atlanta Hawks

However, Towns’ case is a bit different considering the wealth of young talent. Players such as Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Kris Dunn, and Gorgui Dieng are poised to carry the Timberwolves into championship contention in the near future.

While the sentiment is strong and the outcome is possible, nothing is certain until Towns inks long-term to seal his word.

Karl-Anthony Towns
Minnesota Timberwolves
Northwest Division
Western Conference
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder

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