Jordyn Woods and Karl-Anthony Towns have quietly emerged as the biggest power couple in all of basketball over the past year.
Although Towns’ most recent campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t go as planned, his team’s lack of success hasn’t seemed to hinder his brand much at all.
As for Woods, she continues to be one of the most notable social media influencers in the game.
This week, Woods and Towns found themselves in the headlines over their date night photos.
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It’s pretty telling that in a week where Charissa Thompson’s cowgirl outfit blew up online and Danica Patrick’s boat party photos set the internet ablaze, Towns and Woods were able to slide into the news cycle like this.
Then again, this isn’t the first time in recent months they’ve done this. Between their wild wedding party pictures, intimate vacation photos and one-of-a-kind date nights, Woods and Towns are a permanent fixture in the larger cultural zeitgeist.
What will be really interesting to keep an eye on is how Towns’ questionable status with the Wolves impacts things. The New York Knicks were recently rumored to be intrigued by the idea of adding him, though they’ve seen pulled back.
“What I had heard was that the salary, some people felt that the salary was just too onerous, at least at this point,” NBA insider Ian Begley told Zach Lowe this week.
“… They felt that the salary was going to really hurt them later in his deal.
“But listen, I think obviously this dynamic can change at the drop of a dime. I do think though that if they could, if they loved the idea of Towns right now, they could’ve had him,” he continued.
“That’s just my kind of read on the landscape in general. So I think that tells you that they don’t see him as the ultimate fix for everything, or the player to take them to the next step, no questions asked.”
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Woods has shown that she would have Towns’ back no matter what, so there is no reason to assume things would be any different if he got traded.
That said, as Russell Wilson and Ciara learned the hard way last year, getting traded isn’t always the fresh start it seems like.
Will Towns ultimately get traded at some point in the foreseeable future? Will he and Woods ultimately start anew somewhere else? One way or another, an answer to both questions should emerge sooner rather than later.