Wolves fans who were hoping to take solace in an All-NBA spot for second year center Karl-Anthony Towns will be disappointed today, as Towns was left off the three teams. Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert, and DeAndre Jordan claimed the All-NBA center spots instead.
Here are the full rosters:
In addition to Towns, notable exclusions include Paul George and Gordon Hayward, both of whom had a financial interest in making All-NBA since it would have made them eligible for “Super-Max” deals from their current teams. Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry were also absent, reminding us just how strong the point guard position is in the NBA.
Towns received the most votes of any player not on one of the All-NBA teams, but lost out to Jordan at least in part due to a lack of team success for the Wolves. Although he is nowhere near a finished product, it’s disappointing that his brilliant season, especially on offense, did not result in this honor.
Still, if things go how they should, next year we’ll be writing about his spot on one of the above teams, and will continue to do so for the next decade.