“Karl-Anthony Towns Cleared for Full-Contact Play, Expected to Rejoin Timberwolves for Playoffs”

Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to come back to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the playoffs. Towns underwent surgery to fix his torn meniscus last month and has now been cleared for full-contact, 5-on-5 basketball activities.

The Timberwolves did not give a specific date for his return but stated that he is “progressing towards his return to play.” Towns has been out of play since March 4th, and underwent surgery on his left knee shortly after. The Timberwolves initially announced that he would be out of play for a month, but they hoped that he would be back early in the playoffs.

Based on the recent announcement, it seems that Towns’ recovery has gone according to plan. Towns has been a critical player for the Timberwolves this season, averaging 22.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. He also set a personal record of 62 points in January in a game against the Charlotte Hornets.

The Timberwolves have four games left in the regular season, with the first one being against the Washington Wizards. They are currently leading in the Western Conference standings but are only slightly ahead of the Denver Nuggets and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Minnesota has not had the best record in the playoffs, having only made it three times since 2004 but failing to make it out of the first round each time. This will be the third consecutive postseason trip for head coach Chris Finch, who joined the franchise and replaced Ryan Saunders. Although the Timberwolves have been able to perform without Towns for the past month, his return will make a significant impact in the playoffs. He may be the key to ending their playoff drought.

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