Karl-Anthony Towns is not interested in shutting it down at some point this season as the Minnesota Timberwolves' playoff hopes evaporate.

"I can't do that," said Towns. "I've got too much pride in playing. I've got too much pride in being on the court with my guys. If (fans) worry about me getting hurt, I was much more hurt last year. I'm not too worried about that. This ain't nothin."

Towns will receive an additional $32 million on his contract extension if he makes one of the All-NBA teams this season.

Towns has been one of the NBA's most durable players, starting in 303 straight games before his car accident.