Fans in Minnesota have plenty to look forward to, though, with the continued development of its young core. Rookie Karl-Anthony Towns, in particular, has been astoundingly good through the first half, averaging 17.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. “KAT” will play in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday as a part of the All-Star weekend festivities, joined by his teammate Andrew Wiggins.
Another player on the Timberwolves who will showcase his talent on Saturday night is the high-flying Zach LaVine, who will look to defend his title as Slam Dunk champion.
The guard wowed the crowd with every single dunk attempt last year and will look to replicate his success this year in Toronto. He demonstrated one of his dunks in front of Towns, who reacted strongly to what he saw:
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) February 12, 2016
Jim Park is a blogger and Tweet of the Night author of Sheridan Hoops. Follow him on twitter @SheridanBlog.