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Half of NBA GMs would draft Karl-Anthony Towns to start franchise

The NBA released its annual general manager survey today and the results to many of the 48 questions favor some of the former Wildcats in the league.

Most notably, in a question to all 30 GMs asking which player they would sign first to start a new franchise today, 48.3 percent said they would pick Karl-Anthony Towns.

Kevin Durant was second with 20 percent of the vote, followed by LeBron James in third. In last year’s survey, Anthony Davis won in a landslide with 80 percent of GMs saying they would pick him to start a franchise.

Then in a question asking which player will have a breakout season in 2016-17, 31 percent of respondents said Devin Booker, ahead of Karl-Anthony Towns’ 13.8 percent.

Other Cat-related appearances in the survey:

— Anthony Davis voted best power forward in the league.

— DeMarcus Cousins voted second best center in the league; Davis named third-best center; and Towns voted fifth.

— Skal Labissiere tied for fifth biggest steal in the draft.

— John Wall voted second fastest player with the ball.

See all the questions/results here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

1 Comment for Half of NBA GMs would draft Karl-Anthony Towns to start franchise

  1. somerset bill
    5:34 pm October 18, 2016 Permalink

    there in the article is a reminder that our boy karl was still not getting much respect this time last year. even after being picked first, the gm’s were sticking with okafor as their prediction for rookie of the year.