It takes a Size 54—plus an additional six inches—for Karl-Anthony Towns to fit inside his Minnesota Timberwolves jersey. When he’s wearing the new neon green ‘Statement’ jersey, he’s pretty hard to miss.
The first of those new alternative shirts to be worn by the T-Wolves this year are at NBA Auctions. The 2015 number one overall draft pick wore the jersey during the Timberwolves’ 108-106 loss to the Phoenix Suns on December 16 at Target Center in Minneapolis. Towns recorded a Double-Double that night. He played 40 minutes and registered a game-high 28 points with four assists and a team-high 11 rebounds. For the season, the 22-year-old is averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds per game.
Bidding on the Towns jersey had already passed $2,000 with the auction scheduled to continue through January 25 at NBA Auctions. Other T-Wolves ‘Statement’ jerseys up for bid include those worn by Jimmy Butler, Aaron Brooks, Jeff Teague, Jamaal Crawford and others. The jersey design calls to mind the Northern Lights, which are often visible from parts of Minnesota at certain times of the year.
The jerseys are registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
Minnesota will wear the Statement uniforms for every Saturday home game during the rest of the 2017-18 regular season.