6. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
An argument could be made that Towns should be even higher on this list, and in the future he could skyrocket all the way to the top, but for now, I’ll put him at No. 6.
The NBA Rookie of the Year is part of a special roster of young talent that the Minnesota Timberwolves are building. Towns, already teamed up with Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, will be joined this season by No. 5 overall pick, Kris Dunn.
The Timberwolves certainly had a tough period as a franchise after Kevin Garnett went to Boston, but they’ve built through the draft and have a roster filled with potential.
Towns is at the forefront. Towns, who will turn just 21 in November, averaged 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game last season, while playing in all 82 games.
There is little to no doubt that Towns is an emerging superstar in the NBA, and he should only get better as he gains more and more experience. That’s a scary thought for the rest of the NBA.
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