Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

KAT vows to fulfill promise to Flip; will unveil 'added' element to his game in '17-'18

Towns had some big things to say at 'Wolves Media Day' on Friday

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.

Next Up

West St Paul, Minnesota - August 2018

Female shot in parking lot of Twin Cities Menards store

The incident happened at the same Menards where a robbery happened in September.

Image from iOS

1 injured, 1 in custody following shooting, police chase in Hopkins

The suspect was arrested following a police pursuit Sunday afternoon.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins surprises Viking fan van on Minnesota highway

Cousins's new aggressiveness has pulled into the fast lane.

Joel Eriksson Ek

Another Wild rally falls short against Lightning

The Wild scored two goals with the extra attacker but couldn't beat the two-time defending champs.

police tape, crime scene

2 shootings in Brooklyn Park under investigation

Both incidents remain under investigation.

Justin Jefferson

Justin Jefferson erupts to lead Vikings over Packers

Greg Joseph's game-winner helped the Vikings get back to .500.

Duluth fire department, fire engine, fire truck

Officials investigating Duluth apartment fire that displaced 10 people

The fire broke out Friday night on the 600 block of East 4th Street.

Car break-in, smashed window, car theft

Orono police alert residents after series of 'smash and grab' robberies

The thieves are targeting cars and stealing valuables left inside.

Adam Thielen

Vikings vs. Packers: 5 things you can count on

Can the Vikings win a pivotal divisional battle?

FEtiw7MXEAAr_Ig

Man killed in shooting outside apartment building in St. Paul

Shots fired were reported to police around 11:30 p.m.

Anthony Edwards

Ant sets the tone, Timberwolves dominate Grizzlies

The Wolves have won four of their past six games.

Related

Thibs vows he won't make a 'bad deal' for Jimmy Butler

Thibodeau addressed the trade reports during Wolves media day.

1:17 a.m. – and KAT was still working out

Karl-Anthony Towns didn't go home after the loss to Utah. Instead, he stayed and worked out.

1:17 a.m. – and KAT was still working out

Karl-Anthony Towns didn't go home after the loss to Utah. Instead, he stayed and worked out.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Wolves fall to Thunder despite KAT's big night

Towns had 33 points, but the Wolves lost again.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Report: KAT to miss 'multiple' games because of wrist injury

Nine days off apparently won't be enough for the Wolves' big man.