The San Antonio Spurs are in danger of going further in the rankings this season especially after the Tim Duncan retirement announcement. With the super team of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in the Golden State Warriors, it's time for the Gregg Popovich squad to up the ante to remain dominant in the Western Conference. Hence, the team is anticipated to add Karl-Anthony Towns to the lineup of Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green.
A new era has dawned in the San Antonio Spurs as the team's earlier big three, composed of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, are set to retire soon. Their exit paved the way for new stars to take over as Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green are expected to be the big three in the coming seasons. Will they be enough to battle the lineup of the Golden State Warriors?
The San Antonio Spurs have been the early favorites in the Western Conference to unseat the Golden State Warriors last season. However, they were unexpectedly edged out by the surging Oklahoma City Thunder with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook at the helm. With Stephen Curry and co. teaming up with KD this season, the Kawhi Leonard squad is expected to regain their spot.
Rumors are rife that Gregg Popovich refuses to let the same thing happen again. The San Antonio Spurs head coach is reportedly looking for promising young stars to train and mold as a dominant star in the NBA. Among the basketball players in the league today, he is said to have latched on Karl-Anthony Towns. Can they convince the Minnesota Timberwolves star to sign with them?
"I think it's going to be much much better," said Karl-Anthony Towns, referring to his performance next season. He added, "I've had a whole season to learn under KG [Kevin Garnett]. I just feel that I can be a much better player. Having a whole year to learn and have the whole year to see for myself what it takes, I feel I'm going to be a much better leader from a player standpoint. I will take what I've learned in one season and build upon it. It's going to be awesome."
Fans believe that the characteristics of Karl-Anthony Towns make him an ideal fit in the San Antonio Spurs culture. The idea of including him in the lineup dominated by Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green brings excitement to the supporters of the former Tim Duncan team. However, it looks like the possibility does not seem likely this offseason.
At the moment, Karl-Anthony Towns remains insistent in his desire to be with the Minnesota Timberwolves until the end of his career. That means the idea of his entry to the San Antonio Spurs remains an NBA trade rumor. However, fans are optimistic that the second-year star is not closing his doors on the matter.