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Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl–Anthony Towns hosted his annual basketball camp on Wednesday and was asked if Minnesota still feels like his second home.
In May, The Athletic reported there was a slight disconnect between Towns and the franchise. ESPN insiders Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst even mentioned that Towns’ name could come up in trade talks.
“I think I’ve done a lot of things here,” Towns said. “I’m very proud of the things I’ve been able to do so far. But I have a lot of things that have to be talked about, so I’ll move on.”
Towns is eligible to sign a max contract extension this offseason. The All-Star is entering the final year of his rookie contract and currently slated to make $10.2 million next season.
If he and the Wolves are unable to agree upon an extension before the season starts, Towns will enter restricted free agency in the summer of 2019.
Towns, 22, averaged 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists this past season, shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from three. His stellar play helped the Wolves make the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference for the first time since 2004.