After being on the wrong end of the points table for many years, the Minnesota Timberwolves are finally having a decent season. With the 2021-22 NBA season almost over, the Timberwolves have a record of 43-34 and hold the 7th seed in the Western Conference.
Although their position in the playoffs is not confirmed yet, considering how well they have played this season, it shouldn't be a tough task for them. The credit for the T-Wolves' success goes to none other than their superstar Karl-Anthony Towns.
Towns has been part of the franchise from the beginning of his career and has seen his share of ups & downs in the league. From being regarded as someone with immense potential to an injury-prone big man.
However, this season, the 26-year-old has already played 70 games, his most over the last two seasons. Moreover, he made a return to the NBA All-Star team. It was the third All-Star selection of his career.
But that begs the question of whether fans will see the Timberwolves superstar getting the nod for a place in the All-NBA team. Well, the former 1st overall pick was asked about his thoughts on that after the Timberwolves lost against the Toronto Raptors.
"I ain't worried about all that. That will take care of itself if it's supposed to. I've done a lot already in my career in Minnesota, didn't get the accolades for it. It's OK. It bothered my when I was younger. Now I just worry about winning."
While no one will argue that KAT is a great player, but considering he plays as a center, there are just several amazing players ahead of him in the pecking order.
Additionally, when it comes to achieving a lot with the T-Wolves, KAT is certainly wrong with that comment. Throughout his career with the franchise, he has led them to the postseason only once.
Even then, the Wolves were sent home after the first round of the playoffs. Adding his troubles to stay fit over the last few years, it makes perfect sense that the All-Star big man has only made the All-NBA team once in his career. Maybe that'll change this season, but there is no way for us to know for sure.