Report: Karl-Anthony Towns and the T-Wolves are “not in a good place internally”

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Karl-Anthony Towns made a promise that he would end the Minnesota Timberwolves' 13-year playoff drought and successfully fulfilled it this season.

They needed a victory in the last game of the campaign against the Denver Nuggets but they secured the number eight seed and snapped the league's longest streak.

The 22-year-old has become the face of the franchise and played a huge role in making them competitive once again in the Western Conference.

He is a real fans' favourite in Minneapolis and one of the most talented bigs in the NBA.

From the outside looking in, it would seem that he's enjoying his basketball with the T-Wolves and has a good relationship with those within the organisation.

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According to an interesting report by ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe, however, everything may not be rosy between Towns and Minnesota.

On a recent episode of 'The Lowe Post' podcast, Lowe stated that the young center and the Timberwolves are "not in a good place internally."

Windhorst went on to say that he wouldn't be surprised if KAT's name surfaces in trade rumours this summer.

"I don't think Anthony Davis is going anywhere any time soon," Windhorst said. "But Karl Towns...now that might be a different story."

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It may be too quick to assume that Towns' future with the team may be in doubt but this revelation from the ESPN insiders will come as a concern to their fans.

Despite finishing the year with a winning record of 47-35 and securing a postseason berth, the atmosphere within the team wasn't exactly great.

Towns reportedly grew disgruntled and was frequently called out by his head coach Tom Thibodeau during their first-round playoff series with the Houston Rockets.

The former number one overall pick struggled badly in his playoff debut and Thibs continuously told the media how he expects more from him.

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As well as the big man, 1500 ESPN's Darren Wolfson said in March that Andrew Wiggins "whispered to teammates" that he was unhappy because he became the team's third option behind Towns and Jimmy Butler.

Regardless of the internal issues that may be happening with the Wolves, we're unlikely to see any major roster moves in the offseason.

They already have $110 million in guaranteed salaries on their books for the 2018-19 campaign and they are expected to continue with the same core group of players.

But an icy relationship between the star player and the organisation doesn't bode well for anybody and it's something they must hash out before things potentially turn ugly next season.

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