Did Karl-Anthony Towns Hint At New Contract In Tom Brady Quote Tweet?

Towns could be in line for a huge payday

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Tom Brady was having his fun on Twitter, as he usually does, but Karl-Anthony Towns may have taken it bit further.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards took to Twitter on Wednesday to post a video of him showing off his rocket football arm. “I do this man @SportsCenter,” Edwards captioned the tweet.

Brady caught wind of the tweet on Thursday, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback wrote, “Ant I know the money is good but you’re playing the wrong sport bro. @NFL.” Edwards replied soon after, “Gronk gone, so what’s up???”

This all appeared to be just good fun between an up-and-coming star and a future Hall of Famer, but Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns chimed in.

“You ain’t lying about the money @TomBrady,” Towns wrote Thursday.

It’s not secret the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement is more favorable than the NFL’s CBA. NBA players earn more of a percentage of the revenue share from their league and their contracts are guaranteed, unlike NFL contracts.

However, added on to this is Towns’ current contract status. He has two years left on his five-year, $158.2 million deal. It would be an audacious move for the Timberwolves to not re-sign their franchise center to a new contract.

According to NBA correspondent Marc Stein, franchise stars like Towns are expected to verbally agree to “mammoth contract extensions” soon after the 6 p.m. ET deadline Thursday for teams and players to formally speak on contract negotiations. Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker and Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant were also named in Stein’s report.

As stars like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant seek trades away from their teams, it appears the Timberwolves are committed to retaining their franchise star.

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