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Karl-Anthony Towns and Timberwolves talking max-contract extension

KAT is set to be the latest former Wildcat to get a max contract extension in the NBA.

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It looks like Karl-Anthony Towns could become the latest former Wildcat to sign a max contract extension.

According to Michael Scotto of The Athletic, Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing a max contract extension, which could pay him $158 million over five years.

Towns is set to earn $7.8 million next season, but he’ll become a restricted free agent next summer if no extension is in place. That’s why we should expect to see a deal stuck sooner rather than later, and it could come as soon as this month.

The 22-year-old Towns averaged 21.3 points, 12.3 boards and 1.4 blocks across 82 games during the 2017-18 season. Through his first three seasons, he’s averaged 21.6 points, 11.7 boards and 2.4 assists per contest. He hasn’t missed a game during his pro career while developing into one of the game’s best big men.

Towns has done more than enough to earn a massive payday with the Timberwolves, and it sounds like they’ll be giving it to him soon enough. He would join Devin Booker as former Cats from the 2015 draft to sign max contract extensions after Booker got his with the Phoenix Suns last week.

Just another former Cat having his NBA dreams realized. UK seems to be pretty good at helping turn those types of a dreams into a reality.

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