Karl-Anthony Towns came up in trade talks the Minnesota Timberwolves had before the 2023 NBA Draft, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

Many people around the NBA are keeping an eye on Towns’ future with the Timberwolves in the wake of Anthony Edwards signing a five-year maximum contract extension that could be worth up to $260 million.

“There were talks between the Timberwolves and other teams before the draft and Towns’ name came up,” Begley said on Zach Lowe’s podcast. “I don’t know how aggressive the Timberwolves were with Towns, if at all.”

Towns signed a four-year, $224.2 million designated veteran player extension with the Timberwolves in July 2022. Minnesota hasn’t gotten past the first round of the playoffs in the KAT era, which began in 2015-16.