Considering Karl-Anthony Towns was probably the best rookie of the 2015 draft class, you would think he would be a bit content with his skill set.
For the Minnesota Timberwolves center, that doesn't appear to be the case. While Towns will likely win the 2015-16 Rookie of the Year award, he isn't done improving in every facet of the game; this is merely the beginning.
Via Jared Dubin of Bleacher Report:
“I've always been a big philosopher of in the offseason you work on every single facet of your game,” said Towns. “Don't pinpoint something. Because you limit yourself if you specialize in something, and I'm not a specialist in anything. I'm a person and a player who bases off of versatility, trying to do every single thing really well.
“That's what I'm going to do this summer. I'm going to do everything I can to my body, to my physical skill set, even adding some components that I feel I can add. I'm just going to do that to be the most complete player I can be.”
To give you some perspective, the 20-year-old averaged 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game on 54.3 percent from the field. The rookie was just one of nine players in the entire league to average a double-double.
The fact that Towns is capable of knocking down a three-point shot as a 7-foot center is a bit scary. With the New Orleans Pelicans‘ Anthony Davis working on his all-around game to become more of a long-range shooter, it would come as no shock if Towns were to follow in his footsteps and continue in his journey to be one of the best big men in the NBA.