Can Karl-Anthony Towns Be Kevin Garnett 2.0?

August 24th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

Karl-Anthony Towns was still in utero when Kevin Garnett first donned a Minnesota Timberwolves cap and, along with it, busted open the preps-to-pros pipeline into the NBA draft. In the 20 years since then, Garnett has become an MVP, won a championship and solidified himself as one of the greatest forwards of all time. Towns, meanwhile, has grown into one of basketball's most promising prospects.

In time, the 19-year-old New Jersey native could become the next KG: a skilled and intelligent big man, a force to be reckoned with on both ends of the floor, a franchise savior in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

All the better, then, that Towns will be learning the tricks of his trade from the Big Ticket himself. T-Wolves head coach/president of basketball operations Flip Saunders acquired Garnett from the Brooklyn Nets at the trade deadline in February and inked him to a two-year, $16.5 million deal this past July.

With a little guidance from Garnett, Towns could eventually take up the mantle that his newest mentor once fashioned for himself, back when the new kid on the block was still in grade school.

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