Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) – “KAT” nike

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MIN Power Forward/Center: 6’11, 250 lbs; 3rd year, Kentucky

 NBA Role: two-way, new-wave big • DIFF. BREED

THE prototypical new-wave big, Karl-Anthony Towns has treated the NBA like HS his first couple his campaigns – avg. over 21 points & 11 boards w/ an elite FT conversion rate (82%) & almost 2 swats/night – it’s evident Towns is ready to lead; KAT is a legitimate stud & is a clear ‘poster boy’ for the new-wave of bigs* starting to enter the NBA – he’s extremely skilled in multiple areas; Towns possesses a nice feel for the game offensively – nasty scorer on the block & facing up utilizing short hooks, mid-post work, pick & pop shooting & shots off the dribble; on defense, Towns is very mature & very disciplined for his age (21) – on track to becoming the league’s undisputed rim protector in a few years; post game still needs a little polish but Towns has made an immediate impact defensively** and is already Minny’s go-to guy; a top 10-12 player (& future All-Star), KAT’s an absolute DOG w/ title aspirations

*bigs like DeAndre Ayton & Wendell Carter Jr. – players equipped w/ nearly full skill sets (shooting, defending, scoring off the dribble, ball-handling, etc.) early on

**Thibs + Towns = ?

Signature Shot: faceup J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 88


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Career: 21.7 points/game, 11.4 rebounds/game, 54% FG

NBA Rookie of the Year (2016)

Rising Stars MVP (2016)

Skills Challenge Champ (2016)

More on “KAT”

  • “Scratch – (When) Karl-Anthony Went To Towns on TOR (via FreeDawkins; Feb. 2016):