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Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns Advocates NBA Legalizing Marijuana

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Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns wants to see the NBA make a chance to their stance on marijuana.

In fact, Towns wants to see the league consider taking marijuana off its banned substance list.

“I agree with David Stern with marijuana” Towns said in an interview with ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell.

“You don’t have to actually make it “Mary J” [or] “Half Baked.” You don’t have to do it like that, but you could use the [chemical] properties in it to make a lot of people better. That’s something that [Commissioner] Adam Silver has to do, that’s out of my control, but maybe legalizing marijuana.

Not fully legal where people are chimneys but using [marijuana] as a beneficial factor as an athlete, as a person living daily. I think a lot of times fans forget that sometimes there may be some things that are banned that may not be the greatest for playing basketball, but for everyday living off the court, sometimes those things that are legal could help us.”

Towns speaks due to his working with autistic children and seeing that properties of marijuana could help them function better in everyday life.

“I think in the right context it would be beneficial” Towns explained.

” Obviously, everything in moderation. We don’t have a Tylenol bottle and take six of them. You take what’s directed to help you feel better. We have an amazing drug program for our questions, and we have great backing by the association who does so much research, and they do so much great work with that.

Whether it’s not legal, whether it’s legal, they always do a great job of making sure that they give the players every chance to be healthy.”

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Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns Training to Think Like a Guard

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Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is taking a different approach to his training as he prepares for the 2019-2020 season: thinking like a guard.

Towns is training to add more guard-like skill sets to his arsenal

“We really did a lot of guard-oriented thought process,” trainer Matt Mazarei said, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski.

“During his big-man work we were making him think like a guard, see every option, use those ball drills. He does it, but now it’s more of an emphasis. See the slashers early. He wants to get everyone involved. It’s a team game. That’s the only way they’re going to get into the playoffs.”

Towns posted 24.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game last season for Minnesota.

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Wolves’ Ryan Saunders Wants Karl-Anthony Towns to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders is looking for superstar center Karl-Anthony Towns to improve one specific area of his defense this upcoming season.

His defense against pick and rolls.

“It’s his feel in terms of pick-and-roll coverage. Not being in no man’s land,” Saunders said, according to the Star Tribune’s Chris Hine. “With that, I understand the responsibility that we have as a staff and I have as a coach, we need to find what his best coverage is, and really commit to that, and for him to become very good at that coverage.”

While Towns has shown improvements on the defensive end of the court, he is not known for his defense, something that will need to improve id he plans on making a difference on an ascending Timberwolves team.

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Timberwolves Haven’t Come Close to Trading Andrew Wiggins

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The Minnesota Timberwolves may end up trading the disappointing Andrew Wiggins, but they haven’t come close to getting a trade deal done, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski.

According to the report, Wiggins’ camp was unhappy that his name kept coming up in trade rumors in an effort for the Wolves to clear the necessary cap space to sign then-free agent D’Angelo Russell.

The report states that the Wolves never had a deal worth considering, and they remain focused on putting Wiggins in positions where he can be more effective on the court.

Furthermore, Wolves’ head coach Ryan Saunders is implementing an offensive system that will better play to Wiggins’ strengths.

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