Can Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns win a Most Valuable Player award in the near future?
The Most Valuable Player award is, of course, one of the more prestigious awards an individual can achieve in the NBA and is voted by fans, sports writers and the media. Michael Jordan is a five-time winner while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won it a record six times.
The Timberwolves have had their own MVP, of course, with Kevin Garnett winning the award following the 2003-04 season. Current Timberwolf Derrick Rose was the youngest player ever to win the award at the age of 22 with the Chicago Bulls.
So, could Karl Anthony-Towns add his name to the list of MVP award-winners?
Every player that enters the league dreams of two things: winning championships and winning the MVP award. In 2015, the Minnesota Timberwolves made their best selection the draft since taking Kevin Garnett straight out of high school back in 1995 when they took Towns first-overall.
Towns already won the Rookie of the Month award the maximum number of six times and was a unanimous Rookie of the Year award-winner. He became the youngest player ever to have 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game while starting all 82 games during his rookie season.
Remember back in 2016 when Towns won the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge, defeating point guard Isaiah Thomas? All of that is the makeup for a future MVP and that was just during his rookie season.
During his sophomore season in 2016-17, Towns made NBA history by becoming the only player to have at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 100 3-pointers in a season.
Towns had his 100th career double-double during that season, becoming the second-youngest player in league history to reach that mark. Last season was arguably his best yet, finishing the season with a league-leading 68 double-doubles.
KAT helped lead the Timberwolves to their first playoff appearance since 2004, which was the longest drought in league history. Making the All-Star team and getting named All-NBA Third Team was a huge step for KAT all in the same season.
This season Towns is making history again, scoring his 6,000th career point and becoming the ninth-youngest player to accomplish the feat in the league history.
All elite players steadily make progress and become the face of their respective franchise. With Karl-Anthony Towns following those same footsteps, he could easily become MVP in the next few seasons.