Towns Missing out on All-NBA Team was Costly

Posted at 6:01 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 18:01:31-04
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns reacts after being called for a foul during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Former UK Wildcat, Karl-Anthony Towns, was selected as the 4th best Center in the league. That’s one spot shy of making the All-NBA team and it cost him about $32 million.

Towns finished behind Denver’s Nikola Jokic (first team), Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (second) and Utah’s Rudy Gobert (third).

Towns needed to finish on one of the All-NBA teams to qualify for a supermax extension, which would have allowed him to receive up to 30 percent of the team’s salary cap space, as opposed to the standard 25 percent.

So, when his extension kicks in this coming season it will now be worth $158 million instead of a possible $190 million.

Towns averaged 24.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists this season.