Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is reportedly voted as NBA’s Rookie of the Year and is about to receive the award on Monday.
According to AP Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski, a person with direct knowledge of the award revealed that Karl-Anthony Towns will be the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. However, the source wanted to remain anonymous and give more details about the said award since the announcement has yet to be made on Monday.
To many basketball fans and analysts, it is not a surprise that Towns will be the one receiving the award. He has established an outstanding performance among all rookies upon entering the NBA. His dominance under the basket is clearly presenting how bright his future is in the league.
Towns have made a good impression even to NBA superstars like Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who said that the Timberwolves center will be a future Hall of Famer in the league.
”He’s going to be a Hall of Famer in this league,” Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant said.
Karl-Anthony Towns was declared the number one overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. He is currently averaging 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 54 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line.
Despite having an outstanding performance in his rookie year, Towns admitted that he was not satisfied with how he played in the recent season. He said that he is always looking forward to having more improvement in every game he played.
”People who know me know I’m never satisfied. I’ve never felt like I’ve had a good game,” Towns said near the end of the season via ESPN. ”It’s hard to get me to even say I played well. That’s just in me. I’m just never satisfied. A lot of my friends get annoyed by it. I’m never happy about anything, playing-wise. I always think there are things I messed up on, things I should’ve done differently that could have A) made us win, or B) made the win easier.”
The Minnesota Timberwolves are still struggling from a 12-year playoff drought after falling in the 13th spot in the Western Conference. However, with their new head coach Tim Thibodeau, the Timberwolves are expected to undergo lots of adjustments and preparations in the upcoming 2016-17 NBA season.