Minnesota Timberwolves: 4 things the Timberwolves should be thankful for

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 30: Jimmy Butler
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 30: Jimmy Butler /
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DALLAS, TX – NOVEMBER 17: Karl-Anthony Towns
DALLAS, TX – NOVEMBER 17: Karl-Anthony Towns /

Karl-Anthony Towns

As good as Jimmy Butler is, Karl-Anthony Towns has the potential to be really, really special. So special to the point where it will no longer be the two Kevin’s that are the best players in the franchise’s history. If you look at the Timberwolves’ franchise page on Basketball Reference right now, already Karl-Anthony Towns has the fifth most win shares in franchise history. Towns just turned 22 last week.

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Towns is a double-double machine. You can count on 20 points and 10 rebounds from Towns in almost every game that he plays in. He can hit a shot from anywhere on the court and will go after the rebound no matter where he stands.

The elephant in the room is Towns’ defense which is, to say the least, a work in progress. It is improving, though. Maybe slowly, maybe too slowly, but it is improving.

The sky is the limit on just how good Towns can be. It’s weird to think that someone could be better in a Timberwolves jersey than what Kevin Garnett was, but Towns can truly top many records that he set. Frankly, it won’t be hard to have as more playoff success, either.

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Towns is an otherworldly talent. A talent that every other NBA team wished they had. That is something to be thankful for.