In last night's 100-98 loss to the Thunder, Karl-Anthony Towns went off yet again, dropping 26 points and grabbing 12 rebounds as well, and in the first quarter he surpassed Kevin Love's single season points record, when he scored his 2,011th point. Towns ended the night reaching 2,033 points, and with one game to go, assuming he plays, he will add even more to that total.
Towns has exploded this season into a full blown superstar, averaging 25.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, all of which ranks among the top in the league.
The Timberwolves have struggled this season, there's no question, but with the young core of Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and guys like Zach LaVine and Ricky Rubio, there is serious potential. This off-season will be important, because the Wolves need to add a few key pieces, and some veteran presence. Wiggins looked great this year as well, averaging 23.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists a game, but he needs to be more consistent and boost his assists and rebounds numbers if he and the Wolves plan to be real contenders next season.
The sky is the limit for these young Timberwolves, and I absolutely hope they hit their stride and take off like they should. The Wolves also unveiled their new logo, and have embraced the new era of these young stars, and hope to ride the high's of this season into next and continue to build upon it.