Is Karl-Anthony Towns the NBA’s Runaway Rookie of the Year?
With the number one overall pick in last year's draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Karl-Anthony Towns, and the 6' 11" center has certainly lived up to all the hype. With the regular season soon to wrap up, Towns has impressed the league this season, averaging 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Not bad, huh? A rookie who's going to average a double-double.
Those numbers, along with a lack of any other rookies really shining like Towns has, makes him the apparent front-runner for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award. Should he win the award as most experts are expecting, that would mean the Timberwolves would have the league's last two Rookies of the Year on their roster, with shooting guard Andrew Wiggins, last year's Rookie of the Year and the Timberwolves leading scorer, also on the team. With that kind of talent, the big question surely must be whether the T-Wolves are ready to quit talking about rebuilding years and start shifting gears to thing about contending years.
That's what Scotty and Frank discuss in this installment of KOLM's 'Two-Minute Drill.' Should Timberwolves fans be excited about this young, talented group of players? Is a playoff push on the horizon? What will they do for a permanent head coach? And what's next for Kevin Garnett, the face of the franchise? Thoughts on all that, and more, are shed right here!