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Karl-Anthony Towns | Center/Forward | #32

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 248
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIN
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Karl-Anthony Towns shot 2-of-9 for five points during the Wolves' lopsided Game 2 loss, adding 10 rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.
KAT was held to eight points on nine shots in Game 1 and the Wolves talked a lot about getting him going offensively, but that obviously didn't come to fruition. He was held to single-digit scoring just twice during the entire regular season and the fact that Houston has limited him in consecutive games is mind-boggling -- the Rockets did have the sixth-best Defensive Efficiency in the league this year, and their swarming defense has short-circuited the Wolves' offense. Towns and the Wolves will go back to the drawing board for Game 3 at the Target Center on Saturday. Apr 19 - 12:11 AM

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Jeff Teague said the Wolves "definitely have to get [Karl-Anthony Towns] a couple more touches" during Game 2 on Wednesday.

Towns only scored eight points on nine shot attempts in Game 1, and coach Tom Thibodeau said afterward that Towns needed to be more "active" to exploit the Rockets' smaller lineups. "You run the floor," Thibodeau said. "Kick the ball out, re-post, keep moving around, search it out, get to the offensive board. You've got to sprint around ... You also have to get to positions in which it's difficult for them to double-team you." One way or another, KAT is going to see his usage increase after a disappointing playoff debut.
Apr 17 - 5:17 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns was quiet during the Wolves' Game 1 loss on Sunday, shooting 3-of-9 for eight points with 12 rebounds, two assists and one block in 40 minutes.

"He’s going to get double-doubles," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said before the game. "You can’t take away his post-ups and his moves in there. He’s going to score on anybody." As it turned out, the Wolves were strangely incapable of exploiting KAT's advantages in the post throughout the game, and the league leader in double-doubles fell short of the mark tonight. Clint Capela was terrific and deserves credit defensively, but coach Tom Thibodeau should draw up plays to get Towns far more involved during Game 2.
Apr 15 - 11:56 PM

The Wolves are starting Sunday's game with Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Taj Gibson and Karl-Anthony Towns.

It's the normal starting crew for the Wolves, who are trying to steal homecourt advantage with a Game 1 win in Houston.
Apr 15 - 8:40 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points with 13 rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes before fouling out in a 100-96 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday.

It was a tough play to foul out as KAT leaned into Jamal Murray on a long jumper. It's just the third time he's fouled out all year, but Towns' fouls were on the rise with his 3.8 per game in March. Towns fouling out was huge in this loss because the Nuggets picked up three offensive boards down the stretch. The Wolves' lead for the postseason is now gone with a virtual tie with the Nuggets for No. 8 and No. 9. Towns looks like he'll be hitting 82 games again this season.
Apr 6 - 1:15 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 21 points with 20 rebounds, one assist, one block, one steal and one triple in 44 minutes against the Mavericks on Friday.

That's the fifth 20-20 of his career and this comes on the heels of his career-high of 56 points on Wednesday vs. the Hawks. Things will get a lot tougher on Sunday vs. the Jazz as they are allowing the 10th fewest fantasy points to centers, but Towns is matchup proof and is carrying his fantasy owners to a lot of championships.
Mar 30 - 11:54 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns made 19-of-32 from the field and 12-of-15 from the line for a career-high 56 points during a 126-114 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, adding 15 boards, four assists, one block and six 3-pointers in 41 minutes

Those points set a franchise record for a game to top Mo Williams' 52, and it's just the fourth game over 50 (Kevin Love, Corey Brewer). Towns is also the youngest player since Shaquille O'Neal in 1994 to put up a 50-15 line in a game. At multiple points this season, it was head-scratching to see coach Tom Thibodeau limit KAT's usage, so maybe those days will be few and far between. Additionally, a viral video from last night was flying around the internet with Ben Simmons saying KAT had "plenty of time" to keep playing PUGB because he was facing the Hawks (video in link below). Towns still hasn't missed a game yet, so he's apparently doing something right with his down time.
Source: Yahoo!
Mar 28 - 11:15 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns hit 5-of-13 shots and 2-of-4 3-pointers for 15 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in Monday's 101-93 loss to the Grizzlies.

Marc Gasol had a nice game against Towns and outplayed him, but KAT's strong season continued tonight, and he still hasn't missed a single game. And with the Wolves sitting as the No. 8 seed right now, and just 1.5 games up on the Nuggets, KAT is going to be called on to finish up strong for the Wolves as they finally try to plow their way back into the postseason for the first time since 2004.
Mar 26 - 10:34 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns made 3-of-15 from the field for 15 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

He was processed more than the cheapest meat at your local grocery store today. Bad game aside, Towns has been awesome since the break for the second year in a row with averages of 24.4 points, 12.5 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.3 treys on 57.0 FG% and 84.6 FT% in his previous 12 games. He's basically a lock to be the No. 2 pick in standard drafts next year.
Mar 24 - 8:46 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the line in Friday's 108-104 win over the Knicks.

Towns played a game-high 41 minutes and stuffed the stat sheet with 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two triples. All-Stars are dropping like flies around the NBA, but KAT has yet to miss a single game in his career despite playing nearly 36 minutes a night.
Mar 24 - 12:33 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 23 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in Saturday's road loss against the Spurs.

It was just another night at the office for KAT, and perhaps the only thing fantasy owners and T'Wolves fans can complain about would be his five turnovers. He has two or more 3-pointers in three straight outings, and he is averaging 26.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game across his past four starts. No one can complain about his durability, as he is yet to miss a game this season.
Mar 18 - 1:29 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns hit 13-of-17 shots, 3-of-3 3-pointers, and 8-of-8 free throws for 37 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in Tuesday's big 116-111 win over the Wizards.

Towns was magnificent and his last 3-pointer came late in the game and helped seal the win for his team. He's yet to miss a game this season, leads the league with 58 double-doubles, and has been one of the top fantasy players in the league this season.
Mar 13 - 9:49 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns notched his league-leading 56th double-double during Sunday's 109-103 win over the Warriors, recording 31 points and 16 rebounds across 39 minutes.

KAT also added two triples, two dimes, one steal and one turnover while he was out there, and also got his points efficiently, going 13-of-24 from the field. He put all his moves on display, hitting tough turnaround jumpers in the post, creating off the catch and draining 3-point bombs whenever the Dubs' sagged off him. He also took over during crunch time, posting a ridiculous 44.2 usage rate through the final frame of action, while hitting numerous clutch shots in the process.
Mar 11 - 7:09 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 15 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in Thursday's loss to the Celtics.

The Wolves hadn't played since last Friday, allowing them a very rare six-day break in between contests. However, they looked more rusty than rested on Thursday, as the Celtics jumped out to a 20-point lead in the first half. After the game, Towns had his left hand wrapped. However, KAT told reporters it wouldn't be an issue. "I'll be fine," he said. "Don't worry about me."
Mar 8 - 10:58 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns was ejected in the second quarter against the Jazz on Friday.

The first technical was justified with a play against Jae Crowder, but the second one was a joke after KAT looked at a ref after what he likely thought was a non-call against Rudy Gobert. Chances are this tech will be rescinded, but Towns isn't in jeopardy of missing games because he's only up to five on the year despite being second in the NBA for total minutes. He'll get a week off with the Wolves being off until Thursday of next week. KAT finished with 13 points, four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.
Mar 2 - 11:47 PM

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PF1Taj Gibson
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C1Karl-Anthony Towns
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