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For Karl-Anthony Towns, things are getting serious! | NBA

After having chained two catastrophic seasons, Minnesota is more than ever in a good position to find the final stages when the final sprint will begin this evening against Memphis.

To try to negotiate this turn as well as possible, Chris Finch slipped wanting to give a new orientation to his team for the end of matches: why not bet more on Karl-Anthony Towns?

“I think we have to try to give KAT the ball a bit more. We need to highlight it, I think, more often., did he declare. “He is having an excellent season, he knew how to choose his moments and adapt to everyone, which is important. We also have to make sure that we don’t underutilize a guy with such talent.

Drawing inspiration from the use of Joel Embiid

Minnesota could notably take inspiration from Philadelphia and its way of insisting with Joel Embiid to make the hole. The Cameroonian is the most highlighted player since he is concerned by 37% of the possessions of the Sixers, where KAT is only at 27% tied with Anthony Edwards.

Karl-Anthony Towns’ strength, as he proved by winning the 3-point contest this weekend, is that he is comfortable in all areas of the game on offense, whether either to finish near the circle of course, but also from afar. It’s also a point Chris Finch should build on, as KAT averages three fewer 3-pointers per game than the Russell-Edwards-Beasley line, despite having the best completion percentage in the game. the team (41%).

For the Minnesota coach, Wolves’ success also comes from sharing the ball, but Karl-Anthony Towns should not be overlooked. “If it happens in the rhythm of a game, it’s great. If not, then it’s up to me to make sure we can target him and serve him.”he recalled.

Another point which leans towards a more frequent use of KAT, its tendency to increase in power over the course of its seasons in order to give the best of itself on the second part of an exercise. For him, the first 59 games were “a warm-up”. Serious things start now!

“Give me the ball, I’ll score. I’m almost sure. It doesn’t matter where it will be, 3-point range, half-range, in the paint, free throw, it doesn’t matter. I always have the feeling that if number 32 touches the ball, he will score most of the time, probably at 60-70% address.

Karl Anthony Towns Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2015-16 MIN 82 32 54.3 34.1 81.1 2.8 7.7 10.4 2.0 3.0 0.7 2.2 1.7 18.3
2016-17 MIN 82 37 54.2 36.7 83.2 3.6 8.7 12.3 2.7 2.9 0.7 2.6 1.3 25.1
2017-18 MIN 82 36 54.5 42.1 85.8 2.9 9.4 12.3 2.4 3.5 0.8 1.9 1.4 21.3
2018-19 MIN 77 33 51.8 40.0 83.6 3.4 9.0 12.4 3.4 3.8 0.9 3.1 1.6 24.4
2019-20 MIN 35 34 50.8 41.2 79.6 2.7 8.1 10.8 4.4 3.3 0.9 3.1 1.2 26.5
2020-21 MIN 50 34 48.6 38.7 85.9 2.7 7.9 10.6 4.5 3.7 0.8 3.2 1.1 24.8
2021-22 MIN 44 34 51.8 40.9 81.0 2.8 6.6 9.5 3.9 3.7 1.1 3.3 1.2 24.4
Total 452 34 52.6 39.6 83.2 3.0 8.4 11.4 3.1 3.4 0.8 2.7 1.4 23.1

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