Timberwolves news: Karl-Anthony Towns moves into 6th place on the franchise scoring list
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Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns moves into 6th place on the franchise scoring list

Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns is now the sixth leading scorer in franchise history.

Towns passed shooting guard Doug West on Friday against the Dallas Mavericks at home. West scored 6,216 points as a member of the Timberwolves.

The next player for Karl-Anthony Towns to pass is small forward Wally Szczerbiak, who tallied 6,777 points with Minnesota.

Towns was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by Minnesota in the 2015 NBA Draft out of The University of Kentucky. The big man has career averages of 21.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists while shooting 53.6 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The legendary Kevin Garnett is the all-time franchise leader in points scored for Minnesota. The Big Ticket scored a whopping 19,201 points with the Timberwolves. Towns has a long way to go before he can catch Garnett, but he’s on the right path.

Karl-Antony Towns is very durable as well. He’s never missed a game in his NBA career, which is pretty remarkable considering all of the hits he takes in the paint. Towns signed a lucrative contract extension with Minnesota right before the season started, so he’s going to be with the franchise for a while. Let’s see how far up the scoring ladder KAT can climb up this season.