Karl-Anthony Towns Hasn't Asked For Trade From Wolves

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Karl-Anthony Towns Hasn't Asked For Trade From Wolves 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:28 pm

Karl-Anthony Towns and Tom Thibodeau have spoken on the phone this offseason, according to sources.


When Towns returns from his travels, he is expected to have a more substantive dialogue. There has not been an impasse between the two despite their sometimes strained relationship this past season.


Towns has not asked for a trade and the Minnesota Timberwolves are not considering dealing him.


Towns and the Wolves can begin to negotiate an extension this offseason.

Via Jon Krawczynski/The Athletic

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Post#2 » by flintsky21 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 pm

Finally some good news for Wolves fans.
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Post#3 » by Dewey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:51 pm

KAT should consider why he gets his a$$ chewed ... sub-par defense and getting beat up and down the floor. Wigginosis...
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Post#4 » by gordoncatrell » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:22 pm

he's avail.
MIN FO wont say publicly; im sure theyre taking the calls, theyre prob too embarrassed by his declining trade value.
THIS. is why FOs tend not to get along w Thibs.
he destroys player value.

im old enough to remember the GM Survey of KAT being ranked 2nd among GMs as the player to build around.

way to go MIN. luckily for MIN, Pop is sucking up all the oxygen right now, otherwise the public scorn would be squarely on MIN.
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Post#5 » by Pickled Prunes » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:59 pm

I didn't eat spaghetti for breakfast.
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Post#6 » by ChokeFasncists » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:11 pm

Work harder!
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ChokeFasncists wrote:Work harder!


work harder at what? Thibs allowing Jimmy to run Iso Iso Iso?
Jimmy dying on screens and forcing helpers to show?
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Post#8 » by ChokeFasncists » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:32 pm

gordoncatrell wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:Work harder!


work harder at what? Thibs allowing Jimmy to run Iso Iso Iso?
Jimmy dying on screens and forcing helpers to show?

KAT needs to work harder to improve his defense
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Post#9 » by gordoncatrell » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:46 pm

ChokeFasncists wrote:
gordoncatrell wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:Work harder!


work harder at what? Thibs allowing Jimmy to run Iso Iso Iso?
Jimmy dying on screens and forcing helpers to show?

KAT needs to work harder to improve his defense


should embiid work harder to impr his defense?
defense is a 3man battery.
Embiid's LOOKS better bc he never has to leave his anchor positioning to show into no-man's land. why? his guards/wings dont die on screens.
KAT's LOOKS worse bc Teague/Jimmy die on screens, forcing TAJ/KAT/Wiggins to have to move up to show on the ball - leaving backcuts, corner threes, offensive rebounds and lobs open. makes BIGS look bad, but the tip of spear is dull.

now. if Thibs' calling card is defense, why is their defense so bad?
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Post#10 » by ChokeFasncists » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:01 pm

gordoncatrell wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:
gordoncatrell wrote:
work harder at what? Thibs allowing Jimmy to run Iso Iso Iso?
Jimmy dying on screens and forcing helpers to show?

KAT needs to work harder to improve his defense


should embiid work harder to impr his defense?
defense is a 3man battery.
Embiid's LOOKS better bc he never has to leave his anchor positioning to show into no-man's land. why? his guards/wings dont die on screens.
KAT's LOOKS worse bc Teague/Jimmy die on screens, forcing TAJ/KAT/Wiggins to have to move up to show on the ball - leaving backcuts, corner threes, offensive rebounds and lobs open. makes BIGS look bad, but the tip of spear is dull.

Embiid was a pretty good defender when he first got into the league, KAT the opposite, that was before Teague, Butler, Thibs.
now. if Thibs' calling card is defense, why is their defense so bad?

This is really puzzling. I'd imagine KAT is one of the reasons.

Maybe should have given Rubio a bit more time.
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Post#11 » by Cassius » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm

ChokeFasncists wrote:
gordoncatrell wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:KAT needs to work harder to improve his defense


should embiid work harder to impr his defense?
defense is a 3man battery.
Embiid's LOOKS better bc he never has to leave his anchor positioning to show into no-man's land. why? his guards/wings dont die on screens.
KAT's LOOKS worse bc Teague/Jimmy die on screens, forcing TAJ/KAT/Wiggins to have to move up to show on the ball - leaving backcuts, corner threes, offensive rebounds and lobs open. makes BIGS look bad, but the tip of spear is dull.

Embiid was a pretty good defender when he first got into the league, KAT the opposite, that was before Teague, Butler, Thibs.
now. if Thibs' calling card is defense, why is their defense so bad?

This is really puzzling. I'd imagine KAT is one of the reasons.

Maybe should have given Rubio a bit more time.


I still don't understand why they traded Ricky. He was a perfect fit between their wings defensively and doesn't need shots.
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Post#12 » by gordoncatrell » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:21 pm

Cassius wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:
gordoncatrell wrote:
should embiid work harder to impr his defense?
defense is a 3man battery.
Embiid's LOOKS better bc he never has to leave his anchor positioning to show into no-man's land. why? his guards/wings dont die on screens.
KAT's LOOKS worse bc Teague/Jimmy die on screens, forcing TAJ/KAT/Wiggins to have to move up to show on the ball - leaving backcuts, corner threes, offensive rebounds and lobs open. makes BIGS look bad, but the tip of spear is dull.

Embiid was a pretty good defender when he first got into the league, KAT the opposite, that was before Teague, Butler, Thibs.
now. if Thibs' calling card is defense, why is their defense so bad?

This is really puzzling. I'd imagine KAT is one of the reasons.

Maybe should have given Rubio a bit more time.


I still don't understand why they traded Ricky. He was a perfect fit between their wings defensively and doesn't need shots.


ball pressure and hyper active 5. that's his "Genius" defense.
KAT needs a fresh start. look how Rubio looks in UTAH. refreshed.
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Post#13 » by gordoncatrell » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:21 pm

Cassius wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:
gordoncatrell wrote:
should embiid work harder to impr his defense?
defense is a 3man battery.
Embiid's LOOKS better bc he never has to leave his anchor positioning to show into no-man's land. why? his guards/wings dont die on screens.
KAT's LOOKS worse bc Teague/Jimmy die on screens, forcing TAJ/KAT/Wiggins to have to move up to show on the ball - leaving backcuts, corner threes, offensive rebounds and lobs open. makes BIGS look bad, but the tip of spear is dull.

Embiid was a pretty good defender when he first got into the league, KAT the opposite, that was before Teague, Butler, Thibs.
now. if Thibs' calling card is defense, why is their defense so bad?

This is really puzzling. I'd imagine KAT is one of the reasons.

Maybe should have given Rubio a bit more time.


I still don't understand why they traded Ricky. He was a perfect fit between their wings defensively and doesn't need shots.


ball pressure and hyper active 5. that's his "Genius" defense.
KAT needs a fresh start. look how Rubio looks in UTAH. refreshed.
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Post#14 » by ChokeFasncists » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:38 pm

Cassius wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:
gordoncatrell wrote:
should embiid work harder to impr his defense?
defense is a 3man battery.
Embiid's LOOKS better bc he never has to leave his anchor positioning to show into no-man's land. why? his guards/wings dont die on screens.
KAT's LOOKS worse bc Teague/Jimmy die on screens, forcing TAJ/KAT/Wiggins to have to move up to show on the ball - leaving backcuts, corner threes, offensive rebounds and lobs open. makes BIGS look bad, but the tip of spear is dull.

Embiid was a pretty good defender when he first got into the league, KAT the opposite, that was before Teague, Butler, Thibs.
now. if Thibs' calling card is defense, why is their defense so bad?

This is really puzzling. I'd imagine KAT is one of the reasons.

Maybe should have given Rubio a bit more time.


I still don't understand why they traded Ricky. He was a perfect fit between their wings defensively and doesn't need shots.

I guess it's cuz his J was iffy. He was only shooting 30% in his last year in Minny. Unfortunately for them, it goes up to 35% in Utah, probably has something to do with the system.
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Post#15 » by Cassius » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:21 am

ChokeFasncists wrote:I guess it's cuz his J was iffy. He was only shooting 30% in his last year in Minny. Unfortunately for them, it goes up to 35% in Utah, probably has something to do with the system.


You're probably right. Even worse is that he probably would have enjoyed the same bump getting kickouts from Butler.
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Post#16 » by ChokeFasncists » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:14 am

Cassius wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:
gordoncatrell wrote:
should embiid work harder to impr his defense?
defense is a 3man battery.
Embiid's LOOKS better bc he never has to leave his anchor positioning to show into no-man's land. why? his guards/wings dont die on screens.
KAT's LOOKS worse bc Teague/Jimmy die on screens, forcing TAJ/KAT/Wiggins to have to move up to show on the ball - leaving backcuts, corner threes, offensive rebounds and lobs open. makes BIGS look bad, but the tip of spear is dull.

Embiid was a pretty good defender when he first got into the league, KAT the opposite, that was before Teague, Butler, Thibs.
now. if Thibs' calling card is defense, why is their defense so bad?

This is really puzzling. I'd imagine KAT is one of the reasons.

Maybe should have given Rubio a bit more time.


I still don't understand why they traded Ricky. He was a perfect fit between their wings defensively and doesn't need shots.

Another reason: Okogie
MorbidHEAT wrote:My dislike for Lin started during Linsanity. It was absurd. It's probably irrational dislike at this point, but man he gets on my nerves. He's been tearing us up though.
Thanks for the honesty.

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