Funny how the tide has turned on Towns on here. He walked on water a year ago. When I said I'd take Embiid over Towns, I was told that was crazy talk.
Yeah this is kind of extreme, isn't it? Towns averaged 21 and 12 last season with an eFG% of 60%, a year removed from a 25 and 12 season on 58 eFG%. He's one of the best, most versatile scorers in the NBA and last season he only took 14 shots a game because his team's offense is so screwed up.
He's not a good defender, it's true. It's also true that he's only 23 years old, the same age as Yabusele and younger than Semi Ojeleye.
Last season, I think Kyrie was better but Towns is still an All NBA caliber player and could easily be better than Kyrie this year.
Don't get me wrong, I think Towns is very good and still will get better. I just don't want him at the price of Irving and Brown (and most seem to agree) especially if we are only getting Teague back alongside him. i think that is why it is coming off as so negative towards Towns.
I agree with that, for sure.
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