Wrapping up the Wolves Summer League Performance

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Jul 10, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) shoots against the defense of Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Upshaw (12) during an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center. Minnesota won the game 81-68. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Karl-Anthony Towns

The first-overall pick in June’s draft had a solid appearance in Las Vegas Summer League, playing 31.2 minutes per game over all five contests.

While the totals don’t necessarily jump off the stat page, 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1.8 blocks per game is certainly a good overall performance. His team defense was good and while he was beat a few times one-on-one, playing alongside other good defenders like Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, and Kevin Garnett will make him look a lot better.

There were also a number of highlight-reel passes from the rookie while being double and triple-teamed by opposing defenses. The passing acumen and obvious understanding of timing and spacing was incredible to watch, and will fit in perfectly with the cutting of players like Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad and the ability of Ricky Rubio and hopefully a relatively healthy Nikola Pekovic.

It was overall an encouraging performance in Las Vegas for the Wolves’ young players, especially Lorenzo Brown and Karl-Anthony Towns. Training camp is more than ten weeks away, but it’ll be here before we know it.

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