Karl-Anthony Towns’ offensive prowess is highly regarded in the NBA circles, which has also established him as one of the best big men in the league. There are also many believers that he is one of the best shooting big man of all time. Currently, Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.9 PPG, 9.9 RPG, and 3.7 APG, while shooting 41.2% from beyond the arc.
Undoubtedly, numbers prove that Karl-Anthony Towns is already one of the greatest players to ever put on a Minnesota Timberwolves jersey. He is a superb scorer, and there’s no doubt about his astonishing ability to get the buckets from all three levels.
When we talk about the top big men in the league, we generally think of Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic. Versatility is the term which defines the style of play for both these established superstars. Both of them are in the race to win the MVP title this season.
Recently, Timberwolves legend Kevin Garnett has claimed that Karl-Anthony Towns is a better scorer than both Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid when talking about the best big men in the game.
“I think KAT, out of all of them [Towns, Embiid, Jokic] is the best scorer.”— ProCity Hoops (@ProCityHoops) March 19, 2022
Kevin Garnett on the best big men in the NBA
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This is a relatively disputable take from Kevin Garnett as Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic are both currently averaging more points than Karl-Anthony Towns. However, Karl-Anthony Towns is arguably definitely the best shooter among them, and as we have seen in the past, he is very well capable of producing the explosive scoring performances. He recently became the first center since Shaquille O’Neal to record a 60 point game, which is certainly an astounding feat to achieve for him.
Only time will tell, if Karl-Anthony Towns is ever able to prove that he is a better scorer than Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid. Hopefully, we’ll see him hit another level later in his career. There’s no question that Karl-Anthony Towns is an amazingly talented player, and he has definitely attracted many eyeballs this season by putting up some extraordinary performances.