Karl-Anthony Towns: ‘We’ve Got to Make the Playoffs’

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ young leader, Karl-Anthony Towns, says the team is ready to evolve from a mere League Pass darling into a Playoff squad.

The reigning Rookie of the Year has his eyes set on the postseason.

The 20-year-old stud says his game will improve dramatically in 2016-17.

Per the National Basketball Players Association’s website:

How do you see your game evolving?


KAT: “I think it’s going to be much much better. I’ve had a whole season to learn under KG [Kevin Garnett]. I just feel that I can be a much better player. Having a whole year to learn and have the whole year to see for myself what it takes, I feel I’m going to be a much better leader from a player standpoint. I will take what I’ve learned in one season and build upon it. It’s going to be awesome.”


The Timberwolves are being viewed as one of the biggest breakout teams for next season. How would you describe that excitement brewing in Minnesota?


KAT: “We’ve just got to go out there and work. It’s excitement because people feel that we have a chance to do something special, and we’ve got to deliver. So it’s about us working and constantly finding ways to get better.”


What are your personal and team goals for next season?


KAT: “Personal goals are based on team. We’ve got to make the playoffs. We’ve got to do something special, and it’s up to us to continue to work and to make that happen.”