I don’t care if scientists tell us that summer technically ends on September 22nd. My narrow view of the world tells me that the official end of summer is the last day of the Minnesota State Fair. When the kids head back to school, NFL season begins, and Tom Schreyer removes his flannels and orders the first of many pumpkin lattes. It also means that the NBA season is around the corner. Minnesota Timberwolves begin their training camp in three weeks and kick off their 2022-23 season on October 19 against Chetless Oklahoma City.
The Timberwolves had a kick-ass summer (Except for the A-Rod) as a privilege. They hired Tim Connelly to run the show, and they traded Rudy GobertAnd the break the trade market While appearing as competitors. It’s one of the best summers in franchise history, and fans are hoping this season continues. But it wasn’t the only team that had some fun this summer. After losing in a violent playoff to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Minnesota stars took some well-deserved time to rest and recharge themselves in another playoff of the season.
Anthony Edwards Starred in the Adam Sandler movie And a few well-received commercials. He also gave some sports sessions and It is said to look like a “monster”. Joubert upgraded his perimeter from Salt Lake City to Minneapolis, broke the NBA, and he is represent France at EuroBasket 2022. and D’Angelo Russell He was hitting ties and expecting his first child with girlfriend Laura Ivaniocas.
All of these guys are having a great summer, but nobody’s summer compares to what it is now Cities of Karl Anthony was up to.
Looking at Instagram feed for the past few months It appears a summer that any normal person would dream of not making $34 million a year. The three-time All-Star made a strong start by visiting the White House and meeting President Joe Biden with his girlfriend, Jordyn Woods. He then signed a 4-year, $224 million contract and launched a three-month celebration around the world. During this summer trip, KAT did the following:
- was in Paris
- I took in some matches at Wimbledon
- attended by Paul Georgewedding in Italy
- I got to relax in Lake Como
- Go to the gym in Jamaica
- And I spent any time in between in Nobu in Malibu
It’s a quick ride that frankly seems more stressful than relaxing.
I’m sure the haters would like to say that He has to be in the gym like Anthony Edwards, and he doesn’t go around Europe with his model girlfriend. But no one deserves fun, summer relaxation away from basketball more than Towns. after every thing he’s been through For the past two years, KAT could have taken a year off from basketball or even retired, and Wolves fans should do nothing but clap.
Towns knows better than anyone that you need a good balance on and off the field to succeed in the NBA. Grinding is grinding, but everyone needs a break from their job now and then. Edwards has turned 21 and is still striving to become one of the next faces in the NBA. So, it makes sense that he’s sending proverbial “in the lab” highlight packages from his gym sessions, in an effort to put the NBA on notice heading into Year Three. Joubert is in a new team and is trying to prove himself, Which did not go well at EuroBasket. And DLo has been in the trade rumors all off season and preparing to become a father. If he wants to play golf, let the guy play golf.
But cities are a different cat. He’s heading into year eight after his best season as a professional. He re-established himself as one of the top 15 players in the league. The only thing Townes had left to prove was that he could win at a high level. It fits in with the team’s sweet spot where they are less to prove More Edwards, Joubert and more to play for than Russell. This should take some pressure off KAT as Ant becomes the face of the attack and Joubert the backbone. Cities can sit back and shoot more triples instead of trying to play one to three in the paint for a tough basket. He can hang out on the ocean and stop chasing 17 blocks in a defense match.
The town will turn 27 in November and enter the peak of athletics. Hopefully the summer break helped him sort out the issues that held him back in the playoffs. Perhaps finding some calm in a boat on Lake Como will reduce the frustration errors that limited his contributions against the Los Angeles Clippers and Grizzlies. The KAT jacket still feels soft as silk, and we make sure we know he’s still getting his work done. But perhaps the relaxed, quiet, and reborn cities are just what the Timberwolves need to compete in the West.
The Timberwolves had a great summer, and the cities had the best summer of the bunch. Now it’s time to go to work so we can all spend next summer Celebrating a championship.