Souhan: What are the Timberwolves, and Karl-Anthony Towns, hiding?
Are the Wolves bowing to Towns' wishes? Are they avoiding mention of any timetable that could prove to be wrong? Are they being cautious because that is the nature of new basketball boss Tim Connelly?
We don't know.
What we do know is that Towns hasn't played since November, and the longer the Wolves allow this to remain a mystery, the more they appear to be hiding something.
When they go on a three-game winning streak on the West Coast, Towns' status doesn't seem so important.
When their offense sputters against a quality opponent like Philadelphia, Towns' absence nags.
The Wolves have thrived at times without Towns, leading to speculation among fans and some in the media that they are better off without him.
There's no update on Towns' injury status, again, and we're left to wonder what the mystery is all about.