Towns Goes OFF On Media, Denies Timberwolves "Players-Only Meeting"

There have been some wild twists and turns in the Minnesota Timberwolves/Memphis Grizzlies series, led by Memphis 3-2 with a critical Game 6 Friday night in Minneapolis. The latest is over a report that the T-Wolves held a players-only meeting on Thursday, "challenging each other to play with urgency."

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported that the players all gathered after a coach-run film session. They watched additional film, talked about the importance of moving the ball more, and "playing the right way."

But if you ask Karl Anthony-Towns, no such "players-only" meeting occurred. 

"No. We had a film session, just as a team. Ok. What happened there? See this is why I don't look at Twitter and shit, bro. Y'all be making up shit at anytime, bro. I don't know what the hell happened. Alright, yeah, we watched film, we had practice yesterday. I guess that's a player's only meeting. Yeah, we had practice."

The big guy sounded pretty upset at the question, and, as T-Wolves beat writer Dane Moore wrote, "confused and bewildered." Other players apparently echoed KAT's thoughts, that it was just watching film and practicing. 

Head coach Chris Finch had lamented the fact that there was "too much hero ball" in their Game 5 loss, which aligns with the report that the players were imploring each other to move the ball more. Anthony Edwards even blamed himself for much of the stagnant offense, according to the Yahoo report. 

With the crazy volatility of this series, it's become must-watch TV. One game-note: The Grizzlies will be without center Steven Adams for Game 6, as he was placed in health and safety protocols. 

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