Karl-Anthony Towns

#32 C / Minnesota Timberwolves / EXP: 2YRS Height: 7-0 Weight: 248 lb Age: 22 College: Kentucky

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Karl-Anthony Towns, the 2015-16 Rookie of the Year, burst onto the scene as a truly elite talent last season. He's a transcendent player at the position, and is essentially the archetype for the "modern" center. While questions remain about his defensive ability, he still managed to average a combined 2.0 blocks and steals last season at age 21. Ultimately, his stats speak for themselves. Towns posted 25.1 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists across 37.0 minutes per game. The 7-footer also shot 54.2 percent from the field and made 1.2 threes per game at a 36.7 percent clip. Along with his great shooting from the field comes an impressive 83.2 percent mark from the charity stripe - often a sore spot for otherwise dominant centers. While he may be relied upon less to score now that Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague are in town, it seems doubtful they'll take enough shots away from him to drop his Fantasy value significantly. Towns could just end up with a higher field-goal percentage, dropping volume in favor of efficiency. Regardless, he should once again be a top-10 overall Fantasy talent, with more than enough upside to warrant a top-five selection.

Player News
  • Towns totaled 15 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 37 minutes during Friday's 111-87 victory over Dallas. Towns helped the Timberwolves to their tenth win of the season, recording another double-double in the process. His numbers are down on last season, however, the team is performing at a much higher and more consistent level. The pressure on Towns is not as prevalent as in previous seasons, allowing him to focus more on his defensive numbers. He is swatting almost two shots per game, a welcome sight for owners. He will get his next chance to perform against Andre Drummond and the Pistons on Sunday.

  • Towns scored 26 points with 16 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 40 minutes in Wednesday's win over San Antonio. Towns had a huge game on both ends of the floor to help the T-Wolves end a 13-game losing streak to the Spurs. After a somewhat slow start to the season he's getting on a roll by scoring 22.3 points with 13.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game over his last three games.

  • Towns totaled 24 points (10-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt), 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 41 minutes during Monday's 109-98 victory over the Jazz. Towns has been somewhat disappointing for owners this season, which says a lot about how good he is. His scoring has been down from what owners would have been hoping for, but this is similar to how he started last season. He is also getting used to playing next to both Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague, something that is going to take some time still. One positive to this season, is the fact that he is averaging almost two blocks per game. If he can maintain this, he will remain as one of the top overall fantasy options.

  • Towns tallied 17 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt), 12 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal across 39 minutes in Saturday's 118-110 loss to the Suns. Towns was heavily involved as usual, with his shot- attempt total checking in second on the T-Wolves for the night. The 21-year-old also drained a three-pointer and double-doubled for the third time in the last four contests. Towns continues to serve as an above-average rim protector as well, with Saturday marking the sixth time in the last seven games in which he's posted multiple blocks. The third-year big man's scoring is down thus far in November, however, as his 16.3 points per game through five contests pales in comparison to the 24.1 figure he generated over seven October contests.

  • Towns tallied 16 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3 Pt, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, an assist and a steal across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 125-101 loss to the Warriors. Towns could never get into gear on offense as he struggled to get shots in the paint and didn't play as much in the second half amid a blowout loss. Towns was just 1-of-4 from three point range as he's struggled a bit with his three-point shot. He's shooting just 32.4 percent from behind the arc despite taking slightly more three-pointers per game then last season.

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