Gorgui Dieng: I am so sorry my brother @Karl-Anthony Towns your mother was a beautiful soul. I am praying for you and your family. We are all here for you my guy.
John Calipari: Ms. Jackie was an angel and we were blessed to have her in our lives. I cannot imagine the heartbreak that @Karl-Anthony Towns and Karl Sr. are going through right now but my hope is we can lift them up during this time and get them through this with our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin Love: Man, prayers to KAT and his family. Sitting here trying to find the words to say...just so sad. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Thaddeus Young: My deepest condolences to the Towns family. I know the feeling of losing a mother. Just know @Karl-Anthony Towns your brothers are here for you and the fam during this difficult period. #NBATogether
Christopher Hine: Governor Tim Walz, during his press briefing, on the death of Jacqueline Towns: "I'm sorry to hear that. I’ve had the privilege and the pleasure meeting Karl. You find very few people with just such a positive outlook. I'm deeply sorry for the loss in their family. Unfortunately, this is starting to hit more and more. I get cards and letters from folks every day and they talk about their experiences with it. Please accept my sympathies on this."
Shabazz Muhammad: My condolences go out to my brother @Karl-Anthony Towns your mom was always a big joy of excitement.... I love you bro thoughts and prayers to your family!!
The Towns family is heartbroken by the untimely passing of Jacqueline Towns due complications as a result of COVID-19. Jackie, as she was affectionately known among family and friends, had been battling the virus for more than a month when she succumbed on April 13th.
The Towns family is extremely grateful for the outpouring of love and support they have received during this very difficult time. They would like to thank the medical warriors at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and JFK Medical Center, who fought for Jackie day in and day out, and helped Karl Sr. recover from the same virus that took Jackie’s life. The family is devastated by their tremendous loss, and respectfully requests privacy in this time of great mourning.
Gersson Rosas: Heartbroken. Love, thoughts and prayers with @KarlTowns Karl Sr. and the entire Towns Family. Jackie will be greatly missed.
Tyus Jones: Thoughts and prayers to @Karl-Anthony Towns and his family. Can’t believe it. RIP Mrs. Towns
Shams Charania: Karl-Anthony Towns' mother, Jacqueline Towns, has passed away due to coronavirus, the Timberwolves say.
Jon Krawczynski: For those who don't know, Jacqueline Cruz made the world go 'round for the Towns family. He was the light. The energy. The beating heart. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed her spirit. My thoughts are with @Karl-Anthony Towns and the entire family.
Georges Niang: Thoughts and prayers out to KAT and his family! Stay strong brother the nba fraternity is standing with you!
May 8, 2021 | 4:25 am EDT Update
J. Michael: Just talked with a 4th league source on this w/direct knowledge: This is the first time TJ Warren has been featured as a main option on a team, will be paid like it, likes the smaller market and the plans for him regardless of the coach. He doesn’t want to go anywhere
During an appearance on ESPN’s NBA Countdown ahead of the Bulls hosting the Boston Celtics, Wojnarowski suggested Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans and Dennis Schroder of the Los Angeles Lakers as two potential targets. “Point guard is going to be at a premium for them,” Wojarnowski said.
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns was asked postgame about his exchange with Jimmy Butler, and Anthony Edwards stepped in to take the answer “Man, they grown men, dog. They just be talkin, havin a regular conversation, if you ask me… It’s no competition if we not talkin shit to each other.” pic.twitter.com/gDEP0hjbVZ
Chris Hine: Ant refuted my question earlier when I said the Wolves were getting a little emotional in the 3rd Q. @JaceFrederick followed up with “Who was getting emotional then, Ant?” Ant: “The zebras.”
Not having the support or revenue of sell-out crowds at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto surely made that decision easier. To little surprise, there are players on the team and people within the organization who have been counting down the days until they can pack their bags, take their families and get out of Tampa on the morning of May 17, per sources. It’s hard to blame them, all things considered.