By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders, Karl-Anthony Towns was in a car accident on Thursday. The incident happened when he was traveling to the airport.
The team did not release details on the accident. However, he did fly with the team to New York Thursday night.
On Friday morning, he was excused from shoot around, while he rested at the hotel, according to Saunders. The Timberwolves have now listed Towns as questionable for tonight’s game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 pm.
If he doesn’t play, he’ll be the third Minnesota player sidelined for the game. Robert Covington is already out with a right knee bone bruise.
In addition, Gorgui Dieng is also out for ‘personal reasons.’
The Timberwolves presently have a 27-30 record. They are 14.5 games behind the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors, who have a 42-16 record.
Minnesota is also four games out of a potential playoff spot. The Los Angeles Clippers presently have the eighth seed with a 32-27 record.
The 23-year-old Edison, New Jersey native — who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft — has started all 57 games this season. If he does miss this game with the Knicks, it’ll be the first game he misses all season.
He is averaging 23.1 points, 12 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game. He is averaging 33.1 minutes per contest.