“A lot of people tend to think we’re the Timberwolves, we’re at the bottom of the barrel,” he said. “I want everyone to know we’re coming. Just remember us. Remember how we were the last 13 years, ’cause things are about to change.”
And not just in the short term. Towns said he hopes to be with the Timberwolves for life.
Karl-Anthony Towns held his first MN basketball clinic at Hopkins: "I love being here. Hopefully I can spend the rest of my career here"
— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 27, 2016
But the big man out of Kentucky also conveyed another message: He doesn't care who—or how old—you are, he will show no mercy while dunking all over you.
Even if you're five kids, at once.
The seven-footer inserted him into a game of five-on-five at the camp and did this to some unsuspecting campers.
— Bill (@Dolla1519) July 28, 2016
But I'm sure the kids will forgive the former No. 1 overall pick if he, new coach and president Tom Thibodeau, and fellow rising stars Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine can deliver the team's first playoff appearance since 2004.
“We talked a lot about things we want to do,” Towns said of his teammates. “How we see the season playing out. How everything in our division looks, to how the league looks in terms of what we have to do. We’re concocting a plan to be the best Timberwolves team that’s come around in a long time.”