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Towns, Butler named to All-NBA Third Team

With the NBA Award season under way, the Wolves are being recognized for their first winning season in over a decade.

Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

As the Conference Finals continue to heat up, Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania announced the 2017-18 All-NBA award winners via Twitter.

For the first time since 2003-04, when Kevin Garnett was the League’s MVP and Sam Cassell made the second team, the Wolves have two All-NBA players. This marks Jimmy Butler’s second All-NBA appearance after making the third-team in 2016-17 as well.

For Towns, the honor was less of a forgone conclusion. Regardless, he’ll reap a hefty benefit.

The full list of All-NBA players is as follows:

First Team

LeBron James
James Harden
Anthony Davis
Damian Lillard
Kevin Durant

Second Team

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Russell Westbrook
Joel Embiid
LaMarcus Aldridge
DeMar DeRozan

Third Team

Stephen Curry
Victor Oladipo
Karl-Anthony Towns
Jimmy Butler
Paul George

See the Timberwolves’ press release here: