In late June, with the excitement of the Timberwolves’ acquisition of All-Star guard Jimmy Butler setting in, Karl-Anthony Towns blurted some excessive enthusiasm. With Butler on board, plus Towns, former No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins and new point guard Jeff Teague, Towns said, “This is what dynasties are made of.”
But, weeks later, Towns was ready to clarify — he did not mean to say the Timberwolves, who have not been to the postseason since 2004, already qualify as a dynasty.
“I think it is way too early for that,” Towns said. “The Golden State Warriors, that is a dynasty. What the Spurs have had is a dynasty. Cleveland, because they’ve gone to the Finals and won a championship. It’s a goal we should set for ourselves, but I think it is too soon.”
In an interview with Sporting News, he would not say the extent to which he was involved in the changes that were made in Minnesota, but he made no secret about his enthusiasm for them.
“For me, what everyone needs to know is that we’ve made great moves,” Towns said. “We made great moves to make ourselves better. I have been very fortunate to be with such a great franchise and the organization is going to do so well from here on out. I think we are building a team that has a great sense of what it wants to be, and also adding players who ooze greatness and ooze winning, it’s just something that is contagious.
“We have done a great job of bringing this new disease to Minnesota.”
Source: Sean Deveney of Sporting News
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