The Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the New York Knicks on Friday night in something of a homecoming for Karl-Anthony Towns. The Minnesota star is from northern New Jersey and went to high school about 35 miles away from Madison Square Garden. However, as we learned on Friday morning, there’s a chance that Towns won’t be able to play.
Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders met with the media during the team’s shootaround and revealed that Towns was in a car accident on his way to the airport on Thursday.
While Towns is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks, the good news is he was able to get on a commercial flight to New York and is with the team.
It’s obviously a scary situation, so above everything else, it’s great that Towns wasn’t seriously hurt and was in a good enough place physically and mentally to get on a plane and join his team. It would be really unfortunate if he couldn’t take the floor on Friday, both because it’s his homecoming and because the big man has never missed a game in his NBA career, but the most important thing in this sort of situation is that Towns is doing well. We’ll keep you posted on whether he’s able to suit up against New York.