Wolves' Butler and Towns named All-Stars

- The Minnesota Timberwolves will be sending two players to the NBA All-Star Game this February.

The National Basketball Association named forward Jimmy Butler and forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns as NBA Western Conference All-Stars. The two will be joining the team as reserves.

They are the sixth and seventh Wolves players to receive the honor. This will be Butler's fourth All-Star appearance, but Towns' first.

This season, Butler has averaged 21.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 36.9 minutes per game, shooting a career-best 47 percent from the floor. Towns has averaged 20.0 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.55 blocks per game while shooting 53.7 percent from the floor.

The tandem has led the Wolves to first in the Northwest Division and third in the Western Conference.

The All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.

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