NBA may have found another player in KAT that will be a force to reckoned with for years to come. People consider Cousins as probably the best center right now and then there is Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond etc.. Make no mistake about it Towns and Okafor together with Mudiay are probably the ones who will be fighting for Rookie of the year! Towns played his NBA pre-season debut against OKC Thunder that highlighted the return of Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka.
Towns however didn’t let that affect his game he was able to impose his will against Kanter and altered a couple or more shots. The scary thing is Towns and Wiggins play on both sides of the floor. Imagine the Twolves having a younger version of Kahwi Leonard and Tim Duncan, but hold your horses am not saying that Towns is going to be like Duncan, I am just stating the fact that 2 or 3 years from they would probably be the best Duo unless Anthony Davis joins another team which is unlikely to happen.
KD!!! Yes he is back, Durant played his first game after missing 55 games last season. The OKC Thunder went up against the new look Minnesota Timberwolves , Thunder wins 122-99 over Wolves.
Durant played for 22 Minutes and these are the numbers:
Yes that’s good enough it is also reported that he is fully healed. here is a transcript from nba.com
“It seems like years ago,” Durant said on Wednesday after the Thunder’s morning shootaround. “I’m here now. Try not to think about the past. I know I learned a lot from that situation and just trying to move forward and continue to have confidence in myself.” The wait is finally over for one of the NBA’s brightest stars. Durant was set to make his long-awaited return to the court on Wednesday night when the Thunder opened the preseason in Minnesota. He missed 55 games last season and needed three surgeries to repair a dreaded Jones fracture in his foot, an injury that contributed mightily to the Thunder missing the playoffs for the first time in five years.
Towns and Dieng led the wolves with 18 pts each followed by the Serbian Sensation N.Bjelica with 11 markers. The Thunder was headed by Ibaka with 18 markers and Westbrook gave a double-double 14 points with 13 assists With his return a fan created a hype video for Durant who could be this year’s league MVP
Timberwolves maybe a young team but they are making sure they are headed to the right direction. They officially added the Euro league MVP today. Bjelica was drafted by the Wolves #35 pick in the 2010 NBA draft. (originally picked by Wizards traded to the Wolves). He averaged 12.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals and led his team to Final Four in Euro league, this marked the first final four appearance for his team, Fenerbahçe.
During the interview he was asked who’s his favorite player growing, he said Iverson and then his coached made a joke afterwards stating that he doesn’t have Iverson’s crossover and they both laughed together with the rest of the press.
The Wolves are looking to really build on this core and making sure that they have veterans that they could rely on. Bjelica mentioned that this is his dream to finally play in the NBA. He was also humble enough to admit that he has a lot to learn and Saunders tapped his right shoulder and said “We will teach you”.
I really hope that Bjelica pans out well he would be the perfect fit for the team moving forward.
Rubio / Lavine
Wiggins / Mohammad / Brown
Lets All watch the highlights from Bjelica:
I will keep you guys posted once we have the youtube video of the press con for now please feel free to watch it here