Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the brightest young centers in the league. The former NCAA Champion and number one overall pick has had a good career in Minnesota till now.
He has made all-star games, All-NBA teams, and even the playoffs. However, he is yet to enjoy any real team success, mainly due to the odd construction of the Timberwolves.
However, Minnesota traded him away last year to bring in KAT’s close friend D’Angelo Russell. They also added number one overall pick, Anthony Edwards, to the team, along with a series of shrewd off-season moves. KAT has been injured but is nearing a return.
The Timberwolves were shaping up to be one of the biggest surprises of the 2019-20 season. However, KAT getting injured last season doomed their chances. Now with all the new pieces, can KAT find that form again and lead Minnesota to the Playoffs in the West?
Karl-Anthony Towns: Will he and D-Lo give this franchise hope?
KAT is the perfect modern offensive center. He is a very skilled shooter which allows Minnesota to space the floor. Not only that, but KAT is also a great inside scorer by virtue of being a 7-footer. What he can’t do is defend at the highest level.
Minnesota is currently 2-6 in the season and are occupying the second-last position in the Conference. However, it is still a very tightly packed conference with 7 teams having the same record of 4-4 heading into tonight’s games. The offensive viability that KAT provides is hard to match.
Having guards like Ricky Rubio and D’Angelo Russell to create better looks for KAT will at least help them improve their record. However, it seems unlikely that this team can make the leap to playoff contenders within just a season. The core is young and bound to improve. An impressive showing this year will go a long way in building the foundation of future success with this very talented core.
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