Karl Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves: 31 points (7-10), 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 24 minutesKarl had by far his best game of the preseason, although Karl being Karl, I'm sure he'll still find something to nitpick. Check out his highlights courtesy of the NBA:
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If you were constructing the ideal personification of a franchise player, it would look a lot like Karl-Anthony Towns. He has the long, sleek build, the easy athletic grace, and the skills to transcend the game. At this moment, he is perfect. Towns had a remarkable rookie season that was even better in hindsight because it left observers wanting more.
Personable and engaging off the court and abundantly talented on it, Towns is the Next Big Thing and everyone knows it. He is so disarmingly charming that one can’t help but wonder if it’s real. Friends, teammates, and coaches all testify to his validity.
Andrew Harrison, Memphis Grizzlies: 10 points (2-6), 1 rebound, 2 steals, 23 minutesAndrew actually started for the Grizzlies last night and put up ten points and two steals. He's now battling with Wade Baldwin for backup point guard in Memphis.
Trey Lyles, Utah Jazz: 11 points (4-9), 8 rebounds, 22 minutes
Patrick Patterson, Toronto Raptors: 3 points (1-5), 2 assists, 20 minutes
James Young, Boston Celtics: 8 points (3-8), 7 rebounds, 26 minutesYoung had some nice highlights, including this floater:
Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers: 12 points (6-13), 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 23 minutesThe Lakers lost to the Warriors, but Randle got the best of Kevin Durant on this play:
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