The Minnesota Timberwolves‘ starting center, Karl-Anthony Towns, has improved his game over the past few years. He’s become a factor in the painted area, and from behind the three-point arc as well. Towns has continued to work on his interior defense and rebounding, and has become a major problem for most teams on the boards.
So, with new guys coming in from this year’s NBA Draft and with the offseason moves that were made by the Timberwolves, how will Karl-Anthony Towns improve more this season? Let’s examine.
KAT’s All-Around Game Will Shine Even More
Last season, Towns finished with 24.6 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and 3.6 assists per game, finishing as the team leader in both points and assists per game. He would help lead the Timberwolves to the NBA playoffs as the number seven seed, by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in the play-in game to advance.
Towns’ game will improve this season while playing in a system that works with the Timberwolves’ newest members. With Rudy Gobert coming in from the Utah Jazz after a huge trade this offseason, Towns will now have more opportunities down low to create plays for his other teammates, attack the glass, and get open from behind the three-point arc as well.
He will look to continue his quick-attack offense that works well with players like D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, and this young Minnesota team that is coming in this season. Towns will look to play tough defense in the paint that will keep the opponents from getting an easy basket down low, as well as prevent those that are driving to the basket for a layup.
Towns Will Be Up Against Elite Competition
With him facing off against top players like Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid, Towns will need to keep his feet planted, make sure he doesn’t open lanes for others, and be sure he keeps the painted area on lock down.
With a new and improved roster, Karl-Anthony Towns has the ability to keep improving his game this year. With new players from both the NBA Draft and recent offseason moves on the Timberwolves’ roster, he will look to raise his level of play even more. We will keep an eye on Towns and see how much he improves throughout the 2022-23 season.