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Karl-Anthony Towns Is Angry Over All-NBA Selections

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The All-NBA votes came out this week, causing a lot of chatter around the league. Many players that seemed like obvious choices were glaringly absent from the list, and some of them are pretty upset about it.

One of which was Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns, who through his Snapchat account posted some subtle messages that signaled his displeasure about being slighted by the media in the voting process.

Towns had continued improvement in his second campaign averaging a double-double with 25.1 points on 54.2 percent shooting from the field and 12.3 rebounds along with 1.3 blocks per game. He finished 12th in the league in scoring, sixth in rebounding, 12th in field goal percent, and second with 62 double-doubles.

The 21-year-old also led the NBA in paint scoring (1,154) and second-chance points (386) this season. The paint total is the most ever in team history as well as the highest since Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, who racked up 1,266 for the Miami Heat in the 2004-05 season. He also scored a franchise-record 2,061 points for the entire year.

Although it has been just two seasons, Towns has already earned the reputation as being one of the top big men in the league. However, the lack of team success and national recognition hurt his case for earning a selection on any of the All-NBA teams.

What makes this more frustrating for Towns is that he narrowly missed out getting selected to the All-NBA Third Team as he tallied up 50 total points in the voting that fell just four points behind DeAndre Jordan.

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