Beverly recognizes Towns as a top scorer.
Karl-Anthony Towns (211 cm, C) attracted a lot of attention for his scoring prowess and excellent outside shooting even before his debut. He entered the 2015-2016 NBA Draft as an undisputed first-round pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He quickly made a name for himself in his rookie season. He took over as the team’s starting center upon debut and started all 82 games, averaging 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. Towns was also named Rookie of the Year.
Towns continued to improve over time. In his second year, he averaged 25.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while shooting 36% from three-point range, and in his third year, he was named an All-Star. In each of those seasons, he led Minnesota’s offense in scoring. Towns’ biggest strength is his ability to shoot from beyond the arc. Towns has a career average of 39.5% from three-point range. He also averages 4.2 attempts per game, which is among the best among big men.
The NBA’s “Mad Dog” Patrick Beverley (185 cm, G) recently spoke about Towns. Speaking on his ‘pat bev podcast,’ Beverley said, “There are a lot of guys in the league that are good on offense. If I had to pick the best of them, I would pick Towns and Harden. I think Towns is the better of the two,” he said, adding that Towns is the better offensive player.
Despite Barberly’s words, Towns’ season has been a bit of a struggle. He couldn’t stay healthy, which was his biggest selling point, and played in only 29 games. He averaged 20.8 points, his lowest point total since his rookie season.안전놀이터
He made it to the playoffs, but couldn’t prevent his team from losing in the first round, averaging 18.2 points and shooting 25% from three-point range. This is why Towns’ trade rumors persist. It will be interesting to see if Towns can redeem himself next season after a lackluster campaign last season.