Karl-Anthony Towns Takes Joel Embiid To School With Pump Fake & Dunk
Karl-Anthony Towns is starting to show the NBA his potential, and what he can do. Joel Embiid of the Sixers faced Karl-Anthony Towns. While Embiid has been sideline with injuries, Towns has been working on his game, and it showed how different the two are.
Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is slowly presenting his NBA magic. He is one of the most versatile young men to ever play in the NBA with his inside/outside game.
Once he arrived to Kentucky, he was playing the game from the inside out and never drifted toward the perimeter in the season with John Calipari.
He says, "Maybe it's fortunate to blend in with the new, current, modern-day NBA big, maybe it's not. What I can do is be as versatile as possible, where I could have played today or years ago when the 5s were rolling around. That's why I play. I play inside, and I also play outside. I play in both eras."
Tom Thibodeau said of him, "His skill set is so unique for a 7-footer. He can shoot the 3 with ease from all over the floor -- from the corners, from above the break, from the top of the key. He can put it on the floor. He can change direction. He can Euro-step. He can play back to the basket. He can play a face-up combo game. You can pick-and-roll with him where he's the screener. You can pick-and-roll with him where he's the ball handler. He has guard-like skills. He has great vision. He has playmaking ability. There's a defensive component and there's a drive to be great."
Karl is a much loved and appreciated player, but his time is still to come.