NBA Rumors: Will Karl-Anthony Towns Get Supermax Extension?

One of the big questions facing new Minnesota Timberwolves head honcho Tim Connelly this summer is whether to give Karl-Anthony Towns a supermax extension, and whether he would accept it. 

Timberwolves beat writer Jon Krawczynski and HoopsHype's Michael Scotto discussed the possibility, and Scotto says a Western Conference NBA scout told him “Quite frankly, I wouldn’t give him the supermax. I don’t think he deserves it. He hasn’t done anything to become a supermax guy. He’s super talented, but he’s kind of flaky.”

At the same time, another executive told him that Connelly will extend KAT. “It’s hard to get players in Minnesota. Maybe he tries to negotiate less than a supermax, but what leverage does he have?”

Connelly, after taking on his new gig, said the best thing they can give KAT is "stability." And an extension, perhaps? 

"He likes Minnesota. He wants to be here"

Krawczynski, who's been covering Towns for the center's entire 7-year career in Minnesota, casts the deciding vote, and he says he "fully expects that Karl-Anthony Towns will get a max offer from the Timberwolves and that he’ll sign that max offer."

"He likes Minnesota. He wants to be here," says Krawczynski. "He’s a 26-year-old All-NBA center who is coming off another All-Star Game and made some real strides after coming out of the fog of the last two years with losing his mother and a bunch of injuries and losses on the court. He really grew into himself a little bit."

Should be an interesting, and potentially expensive summer for Connelly and the T-Wolves.

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