Karl-Anthony Towns has been doing everything we thought he would this season in Minnesota. He’s blocked a lot of shots, had several highlight reel dunks, charmed his way through interviews, and currently leads the race for Rookie of the Year. These skills were all displayed in his game last Wednesday against the Lakers – when he tallied 26 points, 14 rebounds, 3 blocks, and even busted out a Shaq impersonation in the post-game interview for good measure.
But lately he’s added a new tweak to his game: the three-point shot.
Though we knew he could shoot at Kentucky, Cal put Karl on a short leash from behind the arc. However, he’s been honing the skill lately in the pros. He hit 6-9 during a recent five game stretch and is shooting a cool 41.2% on the season.
Can he come back and do some of that this year?
Apparently, Karl still has more tricks in his bag.
“I always want to be working on the tricks in my bag,” Towns said. “I just wait to develop the trick fully and make sure it’s the best trick I can possibly use.”
I have no doubt that this is exactly how KAT operates.
Keep doing big things, Karl.