T-Wolves president: 'Towns is as untouchable as they come'
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Minnesota Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas has a message to would-be suitors for star center Karl-Anthony Towns ahead of the Feb. 6 trade deadline: stand down.

"Towns is as untouchable as they come," Rosas told ESPN's Eric Woodyard on Wednesday. "He's the best player on our team and he's the guy we're building around. Everything we do is to help him become the best player and to help us become the best team we can be. He's a special talent that we're going to do anything possible to help him achieve his highest potential."

Selected first overall in 2015, the 24-year-old Towns has impressed through four-and-a-half seasons. In 350 career outings, the 6-foot-11 big man has averaged 22.6 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.5 blocks. Despite his hulking frame, he's also shown a guard's touch from long range, shooting 39.5% on 3-pointers for his career.

However, just because Rosas won't entertain the possibility of moving the Timberwolves' franchise player - who is in the first season of a five-year, $158.3-million extension - that doesn't mean the team will be inactive in the two weeks leading up to the trade deadline. The team already pulled off one deal, swapping Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham for the Atlanta Hawks' Allen Crabbe on Jan. 16, and Rosas intends to continue to explore the market.

"We've been very aggressive," he said. "We've been very thorough in terms of any opportunities to help our team, and that'll be a continual process. So for us, we're gonna be very active and we're going to look at any opportunity that can present itself and make sure that if there's a deal that we can do to improve our team, we're going to take advantage of those opportunities."

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