Moments ago, the Timberwolves PR announced a press conference for Monday at 11am, where they’d make a “major NBA announcement”.
You had to see this coming.
The Wolves announce a Monday morning news conference in which they're expected to formally announce Karl-Anthony Towns as Rookie of the Year
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 15, 2016
Karl-Anthony Towns had Rookie of the Year locked up at in the late winter when Kristaps Porzingis, his only true competition started falling off in February. He and Andrew Wiggins would be the first pair of teammates to win the award in consecutive years since Buffalo’s Bob McAdoo and Ernie DiGregorio between 1972-1974.
To put Towns’ season into perspective, take a look at the only NBA players (not rookies…all players) this season to average at least 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.
For a more on-court look into Towns’ rookie season, there are already countless highlights to look back at with a great deal of pride. Here’s a few of my favorites.
Congrats to Karl-Anthony Towns on a fantastic rookie year.