• Karl-Anthony Towns is unhappy in Minnesota
  • KAT could demand a trade
  • Golden State monitors KAT's situation

An unhappy Karl-Anthony Towns is reportedly asking for the way out in Minneapolis. And upon hearing the tittle-tattle, it is said that the Golden State Warriors have turned on the notification alert button to gain an edge on the possible bidding spectacle to land the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Ethan Strauss of The Athletic got the scoop and said that the Warriors are “monitoring” the prized big man as they put up a structured plan for the potential trade with the Wolves.

“The Warriors have been monitoring Karl-Anthony Towns' situation in Minnesota. He's under contract until 2023-24 but has less reason than (Giannis) Antetokounmpo to be thrilled with his team's trajectory. This was a topic among multiple team executives at the recent G League Showcase, with a few relaying words that Towns is unhappy in Minnesota,” Strauss said.

“While the Wolves might dream of a scenario where (D'Angelo) Russell teams up with his good friend Towns, the Warriors have a differing vision of how trade between the two franchises could shake out.”

The start of the season showed a lot of promise for the Timberwolves after they started 10-8. But since then, they have only won once in their last 13 assignments - hence, the dispirited Towns.

This report followed up prior speculation published by Marc Berman of the New York Post that the New York Knicks are also taking a close look at the two-time All-Star.

The former Kentucky Wildcat was selected No.1 overall in the 2015 NBA draft and averaged 22.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 blocks per game in his over four-year professional career. At 24, KAT is looking poised to unleash his prime version as he is currently posting monster numbers despite his team’s struggles. In the 23 games he played this season, he accounted for a career-best 26.5 points 4.4 assists per game, along with 11.7 boards and 1.3 blocks.

Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns has paid off for the Minnesota Timberwolves as the No.1 pick in the NBA Draft. Getty