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Karl-Anthony Towns leaks T’Wolves’ surprisingly high rating in NBA 2K17 (pic)


Karl-Anthony Towns took to Instagram earlier this week to share an image of him playing an advanced copy of “NBA 2K17.” And by doing so — something to which the Minnesota Timberwolves young superstar openly admits — Towns leaked how the T’Wolves are ranked unbelievably high in the video game slated for release on Sept. 20.

Towns, playing as the Timberwolves, is about to embark upon a video game showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers. As one can plainly see, the Lakers are ranked quite low in all facets while Timberwolves are ranked fifth-overall. Towns’ team is also slated as the fourth-best offensive team while ninth-best on defense.

“Call it a leak,” Towns writes. Indeed.

But the notion that the Wolves are the fifth-best team in the NBA — presumably joining the ranks of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, among others, in the echelon of top-tier teams — seems a bit of a reach to say the least.

Granted, the Timberwolves boast one of the most talented nucleus of young players in the association — including Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio (for now) as well as a handful of dynamic role players — the team is without question is one of the upcoming squads in the NBA. Add in how the team brought in Tom Thibodeau to run the team on the court and in the executive offices, it’s clear the Wolves are poised to finally break through with a postseason berth for the first time in years sooner rather than later.

Further, incoming point guard Karl Dunn has been tabbed by his peers as the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year Award — which would make it three seasons in a row a Timberwolves players has snagged the honor — perhaps the Wolves’ rating isn’t as far-fetched as it seems.

Okay, it definitely is far-fetched, but let Towns have his fun for the time being, right?

[Dime Mag]