Karl-Anthony Towns believes the Minnesota Timberwolves could have a bounce back season.

After making the playoffs in 2018, the Wolves began the season dealing with Jimmy Butler's trade request and the the dismissal of Tom Thibodeau as head coach. Minnesota finished the season with a 36-46 record.

“Everyone always sleeps on people in Minnesota because they don’t hear our name a lot,” Towns said. “That’s fine. That’s cool. We are going to come from the underground and just find ourselves in the playoffs if we continue to do what we’re doing. …

“It’s fine. Keep sleeping on us.”

Towns was also asked how the Wolves can "become a problem in the West."

"We have to play our game of basketball," said Towns. "It doesn’t matter about being anyone. We have to play to our standards. We have to play the way we play. We don’t have time to waste looking at other people and worrying about being the second version of this team and that team. We got to worry about being the first version of us and playing our style of basketball.

"And if people beat us playing our style of basketball, you salute them and move on to the next team. If we play the way we know how to play the way, especially with what I have seen in training camp and when we’re at our best, there are not a lot of teams that have a chance to beat us."