KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS (MIN)
C • 7’0, 248 lbs; 5th year, Kentucky
NBA ROLE: ELITE (NEW WAVE) PIVOT
A new wave archetype, Karl-Anthony Towns averages over 22 points & 11 boards w/ an elite FT conversion rate (84%) & almost 2 swats/night for his career; KAT is a legitimate stud & a clear ‘poster boy’ for the new age of bigs* starting to enter the NBA – extremely skilled in multiple areas; tremendous feel for the game: nasty scorer on the block, facing up & beyond the arc – short hooks, mid-post work, pick & pop shooting (money w/ his stand still J) & shots OTD; on defense, Towns is still developing – solid shot-blocker, could eventually become one of the league's best rim protectors at his peak; borderline DIFF. BREED – KAT presents a difficult matchup for every opposing big in the league; 2x All-Star, franchise cornerstone in Minny: is KAT ready to lead Minnesota to success?
*Like DeAndre Ayton (PHX), for example – players equipped w/ nearly full, offensive skill sets (long-range shooting, scoring off the dribble, ball-handling, playmaking, etc.) early on
WOLVES UNDISPUTED FRANCHISE PLAYER
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MORE ON “KAT"
Career: 22.3 points/game, 11.9 rebounds/game, 54% FG
2x All-Star (‘18-’19)
Avg. career-high 24.4 points/game (2018-19)
All-NBA Third Team (2018)
NBA Rookie of the Year (2016)
First Team All-SEC (2015)
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 89