The Minnesota Timberwolves were hyped as a team to watch before the season started. Their young core got a lot of experience last year, especially unanimous Rookie of the Year Karl Anthony Towns. The addition of veteran head coach Tom Thibodeau made them look even better.
Things haven’t panned out that way for the Wolves, as they currently sit on a 5-12 record a quarter of the way through the season. Karl Anthony Towns is ready to place the blame, and he’s pointing towards himself as the cause.
More KAT: "I’ve got to play a level where we can’t lose and help my teammates out the best I can. I haven’t done it recently.”
— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) November 29, 2016
It’s a sign of his maturity to shoulder responsibility like that, especially given that it’s only his second year in the league. His numbers seem to suggest that he’s not the cause, given that he’s currently averaging 21.0 points, 9,5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 blocks. The team needs to figure out the source of their struggles, and fast, if they want this season to amount to anything substantial.