2 reasons its best to steer clear of Towns
1. Big-game failures
Towns doesn’t have the highest basketball IQ and seems to struggle in big moments. Those are not traits you want from one of your star players if you’re hoping to push for a championship.
As the Timberwolves’ No. 1 option for most of his career, KAT has only made the playoffs three times and has played a total of 16 postseason games, where his career averages experience a drop-off.
His scoring falls to 18.6 ppg and he only shoots 47.1 percent from the floor and just 33.3 percent from three. He also averages nearly four fouls and turns the ball over almost four times per game.
He averaged 4.5 turnovers and 4.2 personal fouls in Minnesota’s first-round loss to the Memphis Grizzlies two seasons ago.
Whether Towns shies away from the big moments or simply tightens up, this isn’t just a one-off, but a concerning trend. Flaking out in the postseason is the last thing the Blazers need.