2. Get Towns going
Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the best shooting big men in NBA history, but fans would not know it after his opening three games. He is taking 18.0 field goal attempts per game, but connecting on just 37.0 percent from the field. KAT is shooting an abysmal 23.5 percent from 3-point range and simply struggling to score.
It would be nothing to write this off as a small sample size, but the Timberwolves have a ton riding on the Towns and Gobert pairing working. For it to happen offensively, KAT must hit threes, create plays, and help space the floor. His assists are also down to 2.7 per game, which would be his lowest average since 2018 and nearly half his production from last season.
Chris Finch and the Wolves need to get the 6’11 big man rolling as soon as possible. The three-time All-Star is a lights-out shooter. They should put him in his preferred spots and scheme up some easy buckets for Towns. Just seeing a few drop through the net could be enough to get him back on track.
The KAT and Gobert pairing is worth watching all season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves may have to go away from it more to start picking up wins.