When Karl Anthony Towns speaks, Timberwolves nation listens. Towns wasn't shy when discussing his high expectations for the season at Timberwolves Media Day as part of the tip-off to NBA training camp.
Friday, Towns was all but oozing confidence on the precipice of his third year as a pro. This time, it comes with the new-look Timberwolves who overhauled their branding logos, uniforms, and most notably their roster.
Wolves fans might get excited about this nugget coming from Towns' press conference with the media: KAT plans to unveil something he "added" to his game when the regular season arrives.
Hardly anyone would question rather a 22 year old phenom has the tools to continue to evolve and add elements to his game.
Now the question is 'what in the world could that be?' The sky hook a la Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? The signature one footed fall back fade-away made famous by Dirk Nowitzki? The kiss-off-the-glass jumper from down low as coined by Tim Duncan? The possibilities are endless – all we can do is speculate and wait!
Towns is still growing – both physically and as a maturing professional basketball player.
Towns also talked about a promise he made to the man who brought him to Minnesota by selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, Flip Saunders.
That promise? To end the playoff drought that has haunted the franchise for nearly 15 years.
Karl Anthony Towns will have a lot of pressure on his shoulders to make good on the promise that he made to the late, great Flip Saunders.
From a basketball perspective, a more diverse, well-rounded, and determined Towns will likely not bode well for all the 2017-18 opponents who intend to stand in Minnesota's way.