Karl-Anthony Towns passes Wally Szczerbiak for 5th place on Timberwolves franchise scoring list
Another night, another milestone for Minnesota Timberwolves star big man Karl-Anthony Towns.
Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Towns passed shooting guard Wally Szczerbiak for fifth place on the franchise scoring list.
Szczerbiak scored 6,777 points as a member of the Timberwolves. Towns entered Tuesday with 6,767 points. The All-Star center passed Szczerbiak in the first half against the Thunder.
Karl-Anthony Towns just passed Wally Szczerbiak for fifth place on the #Twolves all-time scoring list
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) March 6, 2019
The next player for Karl-Anthony Towns to pass is Kevin Love, who scored 6,989 points with Minnesota before he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014.
The Timberwolves drafted Towns with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky. KAT averaged 18.3 points per game during his rookie season. Since then, he’s put up at least 20.0 points per game.
This season, Towns is averaging 23.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest while shooting 52.1 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free-throw line. The New Jersey native entered Tuesday with 41 double-doubles.
Towns has established himself as one of the best players in the NBA and is earning that five-year, $158 million extension he signed before the 2018-19 season started.
Future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett has scored the most points in Timberwolves franchise history. KG poured in a whopping 19,201 points with Minnesota.