Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns named to all-NBA Third Team

The NBA announced Tuesday that Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been named to the All-NBA Third Team. Towns also earned the All-NBA Third Team honors in 2018.

This makes Towns the third player in franchise history to be named to multiple All-NBA teams, after Kevin Garnett and Kevin Love.

Towns finished the 2021-22 campaign 11th in scoring (24.6 points per game), 14th in rebounding (9.8 rebounds per game), 16th in field goal percentage (52.9%) and 17th in 3-point percentage (41.0%). This is also Towns’ fourth season averaging 20-plus points on 50%-plus shooting from the field and 40%-plus from 3-point range per game, tying Kevin Durant for the most such seasons in the NBA since the 3-point line was added in 1979.

Towns was also named Western Conference Player of the Week three times during the season. He has won the weekly award seven times over his career. Towns is now only behind Kevin Garnett for the most Player of the Week honors in the history of the Timberwolves.