Karl-Anthony Towns, a big man for the Minnesota Timberwolves, will get to wear the same jersey as two of his former colleagues when the Wolves make the NBA All-Star Game next weekend.

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During the All-Star Game, Karl-Anthony Towns will Play Alongside Players From other Teams Who were Formerly a Part of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On Thursday, LeBron James and Kevin Durant presided as team captains for the NBA’s All-Star Game draught.

Even though Durant is sidelined for the rest of the season with an injury, that didn’t stop him from putting together an all-star squad to play in the midseason exhibition. Because of their draught performance, three former Minnesota Vikings teammates will be bombarded with requests to reminisce about their terrible teams.

Andrew Wiggins, a former Timberwolf and current Golden State Warriors forward, was notoriously selected by the fans to start the game, prompting Durant to select him with the final pick of the “first round.”

All of the losers moved on to the second round. Durant started off by picking Devin Booker, a player for the Phoenix Suns. Durant picked Karl-Anthony Towns after James selected Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic.

Then, when LeBron picked Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Durant went with Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls, who formerly played for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Within a short period of time, Durant had assembled a team that had previously only existed in the imaginations of Wolves fans from several years ago or, perhaps, some committed NBA 2k GMs even today. In addition to the reunion of Towns, Wiggins, and LaVine, Towns’s good friend Booker has also joined the squad.

Not only that, but Towns was the third reserve picked overall, ahead of names like Chris Paul, Jimmy Butler (! ), Donovon Mitchell, and Rudy Gobert.

In addition, Joel Embiid, Rudy Gobert, and Karl Towns all play for Team Durant. Nikola Jokic starts at centre for Team James, and aside from Giannis Antetokounmpo, there is no other player on either team who can match his size.

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It’s not apparent whether this was a deliberate strategy on Durant’s part or what his motivation was. Big players aren’t usually valuable in an up-and-down exhibition, but Towns and (to a lesser extent) Embiid have the ability to open things up for their teammates.
Anthony Edwards will compete in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, while Towns will take part in the 3-Point Contest on Saturday and the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.