No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns thinks his new team can finish in the top eight of the mighty Western Conference, despite boasting an abysmal 16-66 record in 2014-15. Read more on what the latest Kentucky product had to say over the weekend from our friends at Fox Sports:

Despite the fact that Minnesota finished with a league-worst record of just 16-66 last year, and did so while playing in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, Towns believes that his presence, along with the development of those already in place could be enough for the Timberwolves to make it to the postseason during his very first professional season.

 

“Me personally, I think we can make the playoffs,” Towns said this past weekend, at the NBA’s rookie photo shoot in New York. “Even being in the Western Conference like we are, we have the talent, we have the coaching staff, we have the ownership. We have the right tools to be a playoff team.”