Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns becomes fastest to 5,000 points and 3,000 rebounds
In spite of the turmoil the Minnesota Timberwolves have gone through this season, they can at least look at some of the positives and the latest of which was provided by Karl-Anthony Towns. On Friday against the Sacramento Kings, the Timberwolves center became the fastest player to reach 5,000 points and 3,000 rebounds.
Karl-Anthony Towns already tallying 4 points and 2 rebounds in three minutes of play. He is now the 10th-fastest player in NBA history to tally 5,000+ points and 3,000+ rebounds (259 games). He joins the likes of Wilt Chamberlain (133), Shaquille O’Neal (234) and Tim Duncan (253)
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It’s no small feat for Towns as he joins an elite crop of the game’s best players ever. Such accomplishment deserves a celebration and the Timberwolves could surely use one after everything they’ve gone through early this season.
Minnesota lost this game to the Kings, dropping their record to 4-9 on the season. With the impending trade of Jimmy Butler, this is really one of the few things that may give the team and a young player like Towns confidence as the season goes along.
This was not the type of season the Timberwolves and their fans expected. Their lineup is playoff material, but it looks like those expectations could be fading very quickly.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler have butted heads and it has certainly hurt the former’s play. Prior to his eruption against the Kings, Towns held averages of 18.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 2.2 assists and one steal per game — sub-par numbers based on his standard.
Everyone is talking about the Butler situation right now, and rightfully so. It may be safe to say that one cannot judge the Timberwolves’ season right now because the Butler situation is clearly a distraction to all parties involved.
Once Butler gets traded, Karl-Anthony Towns could finally break out and consistently churn numbers close to Friday night’s total.