MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns came up one spot shy of an extra $32 million.

Towns finished fourth in voting among centers in All-NBA voting — only the top three vote-getters receive All-NBA honors. That’s what Towns needed this season to qualify for a supermax extension, which would have allowed him to receive up to 30% of the team’s salary cap space, as opposed to the standard 25%.

So the five-year extension Towns signed last offseason, which comes into effect this season, is now worth a total of roughly $158 million, instead of $190 million.

Towns was beat out by Denver’s Nikola Jokic (first team), Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (second) and Utah’s Rudy Gobert (third). Most considered the race for the third-team spot to be between Gobert and Towns. The fact Gobert, a first-team All-NBA defense honoree, was given the honor over Towns isn’t shocking, but the margin by which he did it was.

Gobert received one first-place vote, five second-place votes and 69 third-place votes, while Towns — who received an all-star selection this season over Gobert — received just 20 third-place votes. Gobert won in a landslide, which is surprising given Towns topped Gobert for third-team honors a year ago and was a far better player this season than he was a year ago, upping his scoring in spite of added defensive attention, while improving on the defensive end and becoming the Wolves’ unquestioned leader.

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He averaged 24.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists this season. Post all-star break, those numbers jumped to 28.1 points and 13.4 rebounds.

The main factor working against Towns was, of course, the winning. Towns earned third-team honors last season after Minnesota snapped a 14-year playoff drought. The Timberwolves, saddled with an injury-riddled roster for much of the second half of the season, finished with a pedestrian 36-46 mark this season, while Utah compiled 50 wins to earn the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

The positive for the Timberwolves with this result is a little salary cap relief. Minnesota’s current contracts for next season figure to have the team pressed up against the salary cap, but the $5 million fewer Towns will make next season could help keep the team out of the luxury tax and possibly make it easier for Minnesota to re-sign restricted free agent Tyus Jones and use its mid-level exception to sign a free agent.