The Minnesota Timberwolves have started the 2019-2020 season strong by winning their first three games and Karl-Anthony Towns is a major reason why.

The NBA has named Towns the Western Conference Player Of The Week.  It's quite an honor in a conference that features Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Steph Curry and more.

It had to be an easy decision, however, when you look at his stats from the first three games:

  • Game 1: Wolves 127, Nets 126 (OT): 36 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks
  • Game 2: Wolves 121, Hornets 99: 37 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks
  • Game 3: Wolves 116, Heat 109: 23 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

The Timberwolves have had disappointing results and leadership changes in recent years, but now they appear to be on the same page while embracing a new philosophy and style of play under new head coach Ryan Saunders.

They may not compete for a title this year, but they should be fun to watch as they fight for a return to the playoffs in a stacked Western Conference.