Minnesota Timberwolves New Year’s Resolutions

Dec 7, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) celebrates with forward Kevin Garnett (21) against the Los Angeles Clippers at Target Center. The Clippers defeated the Timberwolves 110-106. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 7, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) celebrates with forward Kevin Garnett (21) against the Los Angeles Clippers at Target Center. The Clippers defeated the Timberwolves 110-106. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 20, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) being defended by Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) in the 1st half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 20, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) being defended by Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) in the 1st half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports /

Karl-Anthony Towns‘ Resolution: Demand the rock.

I have had no complaints about the play of KAT so far this season. He has been absolutely spectacular, and is close to even deserving All-Star consideration.

Perhaps, this resolution is less about Towns and more about the Wolves offense as a whole. We’ve seen stretches were Towns is absolutely dominant, like his 14-point first quarter against Indiana last Saturday. It seems to me that as soon as Towns gets on a little run, the Wolves shy away from giving him the ball consistently.

It could be a number of things. Maybe the defense is playing a little tighter, or maybe Andrew Wiggins is trying to do his thing. However, if Towns is being so dominant, then why not give him the ball until someone can prove they can stop him?

He has such a unique skill set and if he gets on a roll, he’s close to unstoppable. The pick-and-roll to a mid-range jump shot has proven effective. His back-down post moves have proven effective, too, as well as his ability to drive to the rim.

If the defense cannot stop him, then why not give him the rock nearly every time down the floor?

I think Towns needs to recognize when he’s dominating and demand the ball. I mean, do you ever remember a time when the Wolves didn’t give prime KG the ball when he was in a rhythm? I can’t.

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