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7. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Kentucky 2015

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Who is the greatest shooting big of time? Dirk Nowitzki has a strong case, but former #1 over pick Karl Anthony Towns is on his heels. Regarding 3-point shooting, there isn't a conversation to be had.

In 2020, KAT shot 41% on eight 3-point attempts. That type of volume is still unprecedented for a Center. His career numbers (40% on 4.3 attempts) are equally absurd for a big. 

He was ready to prove to the world that he could shoot like that on the big stage, but injuries have riddled him again. He's out with a meniscus tear and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. 

The Timberwolves will surely miss KAT as they make their playoff push. His passing and shooting unlocked the struggling Wolves' offense. Anthony Edwards is must-watch TV, but it'll be hard to carry the load offensively without his All-Star running mate. There's nothing like having a dependable guy at your side.