The Minnesota Timberwolves need Karl-Anthony Towns to be at his best if they want to stand a chance to compete at the highest level next season.
That’s why fans were thrilled to watch the former No. 1 pick having a bit of a throwback game and dominating in his FIBA World Cup debut.
It’s unfortunate he has to leave so much.
— Malcolm Michaels (@RockThisTownTC) August 25, 2023
The best big man shooter ever
— SOMOS WOLVES (@SomosWolves_) August 25, 2023
he is basically embiid in fiba 😹😹😹
— r?! (@toofcknggood) August 25, 2023
Towns — who plays for the Dominican Republic — put his national team on his shoulders with a 26-point, 10-rebound masterpiece to lead them to an 87-81 win over the Philippines.
Beating the host team in the debut is always a positive sensation, and the Dominicans should find little trouble moving on to the knockout stage.
It’s been a complicated couple of seasons for Towns.
It seems like some have forgotten about how good he is and his ability to put up big numbers on a nightly basis.
Pairing him with Rudy Gobert may not have been great for his game and his numbers, and there are serious doubts about their ability to coexist on the court.
The Timberwolves gave up a lot of assets to get Gobert, perhaps putting together the most overpaid trade in recent NBA history, so they can’t give up on the Frenchman right now.
That’s why some believe Towns could be on the trade block at some point if the Timberwolves struggle or fail to reach their potential again at some point next season.NEXT: Anthony Edwards Clarifies Comments On Steve Kerr, Team USA Role