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In Case You're Late To The Party, Karl-Anthony Towns Is Incredibly Special

by Kyle Ratke, Digital Content Manager

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Over the years, we’ve been getting used to calling player “unicorns.”

We’ve talked about Giannis and Kristaps.

But for some reason, it feels like we haven't talked about Karl-Anthony Towns enough.

Maybe it’s because he was the No. 1 pick and he was supposed to be good. I don’t know. But Towns isn’t just good. What he’s doing is freaking amazing for a 22-year-old center in the NBA.

Towns leads the NBA with 58 double-doubles and has collected 171 since entering the league in 2015, also first, seven more than Andre Drummond and Russell Westbrook.

A reminder that Towns is the same age as you as a senior in college.

On Tuesday night, Towns finished with a season-high 38 points to go with 10 rebounds while shooting 13-for-17 from the field, 3-for-3 from the 3-point line and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line.

The video below was the dagger in the game, and something a big man shouldn’t legally be able to do.

And this video, Towns doesn’t actually get a stat at all for this, but it’s the right play to make and ended up opening the offense.

The Wolves moved to 40-29 with their win over the Wizards as they continue to strive for their first postseason appearance since 2003-04. That’s no secret. It’s also no secret that with Towns on this team, there’s plenty more to come.