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#32
Karl-Anthony Towns
PPG RPG APG
20.7 11.8 1.9
Team: MinnesotaHeight: 7-0 Born: 11/15/1995
Position: CWeight: 248 Birthplace: Edison, New Jersey
College: KentuckyDraft: 1st Round 1st pick by Timberwolves (2015)


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Dec. 16 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST7:37 UAE (+1)04:3722:37 ET9:37 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points Saturday, going 7 of 17 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Phoenix Suns 108-106. Towns pulled down 11 rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 40:06 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Towns went 4 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Towns notched his league-leading 24th double-double and his fifth straight. He's averaged 25.2 points on 55.1 percent shooting, 13.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in that span with 12 steals and 13 blocks.
Dec. 14 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)04:0322:03 ET9:03 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 30 points Thursday on 11-of-16 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Sacramento Kings 119-96. Towns grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +22 in his 34:53 on the floor. He added five blocks and one steal. Towns went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Towns notched his fourth straight double-double and league-leading 23rd of the season while adding a season-best five blocks. He's averaged 24.5 points on 59.0 percent shooting and 13.5 rebounds in his last four games.
Dec. 13 10:10 PM PT11:10 PM MT12:10 AM CT1:10 AM ET6:10 GMT14:10 11:10 PM MST1:10 AM EST10:10 UAE07:101:10 ET12:10 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 19 points Tuesday, going 6 of 16 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 118-112 in overtime. Towns pulled down 16 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 48:07 on the floor. He added three blocks and four steals.
Analysis: Towns had put up 49 points on 65.5 percent shooting over his previous two games, but had a much rougher time dealing with Joel Embiid in this one. The supremely talented young center still managed another monster effort on the boards, though, and he's picked it up in other areas with 10 assists, nine steals and seven blocks in his last three outings.
Dec. 11 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST20:28 UAE17:2811:28 ET10:28 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points Sunday on 10-of-15 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Dallas Mavericks 97-92. Towns grabbed 12 rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 37:56 of playing time. He added three steals. Towns went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Towns collected his 21st double-double of the season. Towns grabbed his 10th rebound of the game just 1:30 into the second half.
Dec. 7 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE06:550:55 ET11:55 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 21 points Wednesday, going 9 of 14 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Los Angeles Clippers 113-107. Towns grabbed 12 rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 39:03 on the floor. He added four blocks and two steals.
Analysis: A nice bounce-back effort from Towns, who was limited to seven points on just 2-of-6 shooting by the Grizzlies on Monday, plus the four blocks were great to see after he managed only five over his previous 10 games combined. The former Rookie of the Year has been much more consistent in another important category, as his 20 double-doubles in 26 games leads the NBA.
Dec. 5 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET5:13 GMT13:13 10:13 PM MST12:13 AM EST9:13 UAE06:130:13 ET11:13 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored seven points Monday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 95-92. Towns grabbed 11 rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 37:37 of playing time. He added one block. Towns went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Dec. 4 6:41 AM PT7:41 AM MT8:41 AM CT9:41 AM ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST18:41 UAE15:419:41 ET8:41 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 points Sunday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Los Angeles Clippers 112-106. Towns pulled down 12 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 37:28 of playing time. He added one steal. Towns went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Dec. 2 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 23 points Friday on 9-of-17 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-107. Towns pulled down nine rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 35:25 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Towns went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Towns did have a six-game streak of double-doubles end, albeit barely, and was able to return after butting heads with the Thunder's Andre Roberson in the first quarter and needing some stitches to close a cut. The standout young center has been doing his thing lately, averaging 21.5 points and 12 boards over a four-game stretch.
Nov. 30 10:40 PM PT11:40 PM MT12:40 AM CT1:40 AM ET6:40 GMT14:40 11:40 PM MST1:40 AM EST10:40 UAE07:401:40 ET12:40 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 11 points Wednesday, going 4 of 7 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 120-102. Towns grabbed 10 rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 20:43 on the floor. Towns went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Though he still notched his league-leading 17th double-double, Towns' point total was nearly half his season average and persistent foul trouble limited him to a season low in minutes, though he still managed to turn it over six times. This caps a November that could be considered mildly disappointing by his standards, as he finished with averages of 18.7 points and 11.6 rebounds in 15 games.
Nov. 28 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)04:5722:57 ET9:57 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points Tuesday, going 9 of 19 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Washington Wizards 92-89. Towns pulled down 17 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 39:48 of playing time. He added one steal. Towns went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Towns joined Shaquille O'Neal, Bob McAdoo, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Tim Duncan as the only players with 4,000 points and 2,000 rebounds through their first 185 NBA games. The Timberwolves are in New Orleans on Wednesday, and Towns had his worst game of the season there on Nov. 1, finishing with two points on 1-of-7 shooting and five rebounds.
Nov. 26 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST7:56 UAE (+1)04:5622:56 ET9:56 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 32 points Sunday on 12-of-26 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Phoenix Suns 119-108. Towns pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +13 in his 39:09 of playing time. He added one block. Towns went 2 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Towns recorded his league-leading 16th double-double while attempting a season-high 26 shots. He had not put up more than 14 in any of his previous five games.
Nov. 24 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST6:58 UAE (+1)03:5821:58 ET8:58 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points Friday on 6-of-14 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Miami Heat 109-97. Towns pulled down 11 rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -18 in his 38:32 on the floor. He added one block.
Nov. 23 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points Wednesday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Orlando Magic 124-118. Towns pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 36:07 on the floor. Towns went 2 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Towns has now failed to hit the 20-point mark in four straight games - an eternity by his standards - but did collect his 14th double-double in Minnesota's 18th contest. He has become a bigger threat from the perimeter, however, having gone 11 of 22 from 3-point range over his last six games.
Nov. 20 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST7:13 UAE (+1)04:1322:13 ET9:13 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points Monday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Charlotte Hornets 118-102. Towns grabbed 12 rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 30:02 on the floor. He added one block.
Analysis: Towns' recent struggles continued as he was badly outplayed by Dwight Howard. Towns did notch his 13th double-double but most of that came after the game was out of reach. Towns has averaged 16.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in his last three games, fine numbers for most players, but he averaged 25.1 and 12.3 last season.
Nov. 19 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 points Sunday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Detroit Pistons 100-97. Towns grabbed nine rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 38:19 of playing time. Towns went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Towns just missed hitting double-digits in rebounds for a sixth straight game and remains a consistent force on the glass. The 2015-16 Rookie of the Year is averaging 18.1 points per game so far this month, though that's still a bit down from the 24.1 he averaged during October.
Nov. 18 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST23:14 UAE20:1414:14 ET1:14 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 points Friday, going 5 of 10 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Dallas Mavericks 111-87. Towns grabbed 11 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +23 in his 37:28 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Towns went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Towns' 10 FG attempts and 15 points were his second-fewest totals of the season. However, he did manage to post a fifth straight double-double.
Nov. 16 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE16:1910:19 ET9:19 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points Wednesday on 10-of-18 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the San Antonio Spurs 98-86. Towns pulled down 16 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 40:24 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal. Towns went 2 of 2 from behind the arc.
Analysis: This was the eighth time in 14 games this season that Towns totaled at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. He turned 22 on Wednesday, and he's in the top 10 in almost every statistical category in NBA history compiled prior to the player's 22nd birthday. Towns ranked eighth in points, third in rebounds and second in double-doubles (124), trailing only Dwight Howard (169).
Nov. 14 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST20:57 UAE17:5711:57 ET10:57 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points Monday, going 10 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Utah Jazz 109-98. Towns grabbed 13 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 41:18 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Towns went 4 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Towns hadn't scored more than 17 in his previous three games but got going here thanks to his 3-point shot, which up until now hadn't been falling with any consistency.
Nov. 12 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET6:48 GMT14:48 11:48 PM MST1:48 AM EST10:48 UAE07:481:48 ET12:48 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 17 points Saturday, going 8 of 19 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Phoenix Suns 118-110. Towns pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -27 in his 38:42 on the floor. He added two blocks and one steal. Towns went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Towns continues to crash the boards at a prolific rate, though he's now topped 17 points just once while averaging 16.4 through the Timberwolves' first five games of November. The dominant center averaged 24.1 points on 58 percent shooting in October.
Nov. 9 10:30 PM PT11:30 PM MT12:30 AM CT1:30 AM ET6:30 GMT14:30 11:30 PM MST1:30 AM EST10:30 UAE07:301:30 ET12:30 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 points Wednesday, going 5 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Golden State Warriors 125-101. Towns pulled down 12 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 27:14 of playing time. He added one steal. Towns went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Though this was hardly a poor stat line, Towns' November hasn't been nearly as good as his October thus far. After averaging a terrific 24.1 points and 11.9 rebounds last month, Minnesota's franchise center has seen those numbers dip to 16.3 points and 9.5 boards through four games of this month.
Nov. 6 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET6:09 GMT14:09 11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST10:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 points Sunday, going 5 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Charlotte Hornets 112-94. Towns grabbed nine rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 28:32 on the floor. He added two blocks.
Nov. 5 10:22 PM PT11:22 PM MT12:22 AM CT1:22 AM ET6:22 GMT14:22 11:22 PM MST1:22 AM EST10:22 UAE07:221:22 ET12:22 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 31 points Saturday on 11-of-18 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Dallas Mavericks 112-99. Towns pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 32:01 on the floor. He added two blocks. Towns went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: After being held to a shocking two points and five rebounds by the Pelicans on Wednesday, Towns got back to form by feasting on Dallas' struggling interior defense. In addition to usually being a nightly double-double machine, the All-Star center has recorded 11 blocks over his last four outings.
Nov. 2 6:29 AM PT7:29 AM MT8:29 AM CT9:29 AM ET13:29 GMT21:29 6:29 AM MST8:29 AM EST17:29 UAE14:299:29 ET7:29 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored two points Wednesday, going 1 of 7 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 104-98. Towns pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 22:34 on the floor. He added two blocks and one steal.
Analysis: Towns was a disaster in this game and yet Minnesota still won, so that's at least a positive for his team. He had 69 points in his last two games against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans last season.
Oct. 30 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)04:3023:30 ET9:30 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points Monday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Miami Heat 125-122 in overtime. Towns grabbed 12 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 38:49 of playing time. He added three blocks and one steal.
Analysis: Towns hit a key 3-pointer early in overtime and finished 3 of 4 from behind the arc. He is 7 of 14 from 3-point range in his last three games.
Oct. 27 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored a season-high 33 points Friday on 12-of-24 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-116. Towns pulled down 19 rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +17 in his 36:03 of playing time. He added four blocks. Towns went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Towns has five double-doubles in six games this season and has scored at least 20 points five times. He has shot 50 percent or better in all six games and is also 4 for 10 from 3-point range in the last two. Minnesota may be a concern as a team, but Towns is right where he should be averaging 24.8 points and 11.8 boards.
Oct. 25 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET4:56 GMT12:56 9:56 PM MST11:56 PM EST8:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points Tuesday, going 12 of 17 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Indiana Pacers 130-107. Towns grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -16 in his 30:43 on the floor. He added two blocks.
Analysis: The seven boards are a bit disappointing after Towns racked up 35 over the season's first three games, but he's been nearly impossible to stop in the paint thus far. The elite center is shooting a terrific 62.3 percent from the field overall and has averaged 25 points over his last three games.
Oct. 25 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST6:35 UAE (+1)04:3522:35 ET9:35 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 23 points Wednesday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Detroit Pistons 122-101. Towns pulled down 10 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -14 in his 36:09 on the floor. He added one block. Towns went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: A routine day at the office for the T-Wolves' mega-talent, who posted his fourth double-double in five games to begin the season. Towns had been struggled from the perimeter coming in, though, making just two of his first 10 tries from 3-point range.
Oct. 22 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)04:0622:06 ET9:06 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points Sunday, going 11 of 17 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Towns pulled down 12 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 35:35 on the floor. He added one block. Towns went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: After tying for second in the NBA with 62 double-doubles in 2016-17, Towns has opened the season with three straight such performances while averaging 21.7 points and 11.7 rebounds.
Oct. 20 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)05:5723:57 ET10:57 PM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points Friday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Utah Jazz 100-97. Towns grabbed 10 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -8 in his 32:29 on the floor. He added two blocks and one steal.
Analysis: After tying for second in the NBA with 62 double-doubles in 2016-17, Towns has two in as many games to begin this season. The 21-year-old is primed for another banner campaign, though he set the bar sky-high by averaging 25.1 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks last season.
Oct. 19 6:23 AM PT7:23 AM MT8:23 AM CT9:23 AM ET13:23 GMT21:23 6:23 AM MST8:23 AM EST17:23 UAE15:239:23 ET8:23 AM CTNaN:� - Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points Wednesday, going 8 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the San Antonio Spurs 107-99. Towns grabbed 13 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 34:30 of playing time. He added one block and two steals.
Analysis: Towns didn't show off his improved range in this game, but all you need to see his impact is this: Every other Wolves starter was at least a minus-17.

Regular Season Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
15-16 Min 82 32.0 18.3 10.5 2.0 0.7 1.7 2.2 .542 .341 .811
16-17 Min 82 37.0 25.1 12.3 2.7 0.7 1.3 2.6 .542 .367 .832
17-18 Min 30 35.5 20.7 11.8 1.9 0.9 1.4 2.1 .526 .376 .834
Career 194 34.7 21.6 11.4 2.3 0.7 1.5 2.4 .540 .364 .825

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Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
15-16 Min  82 2626 625 1153 30 88 223 275 229 858 161 58 138 183 1503
16-17 Min  82 3031 802 1480 101 275 356 428 296 1007 220 56 103 212 2061
17-18 Min  30 1066 229 435 41 109 121 145 86 354 57 26 43 64 620
Career 194 6723 1656 3068 172 472 700 848 611 2219 438 140 284 459 4184


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