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Karl-Anthony Towns or Giannis Antetokounmpo (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
19 of 19 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 19 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2
Best Rank# 2
Worst Rank# 6
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2
Best Rank# 2
Worst Rank# 6
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.833.4
Field Goals Made10.48.4
Field Goals Att19.016.2
Field Goals %.547.518
Three Points Made1.12.2
Three Points Att3.85.5
Three Points %.312.401
Free Throws Made8.24.8
Free Throws Att11.46.1
Free Throws %.721.789
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds11.79.4
Assists5.93.5
Turnovers3.23.1
Steals1.10.9
Blocks1.41.1
Points30.123.8
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-OUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
Staff
NBA.com
# 2# 7
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 4# 14
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 4# 12
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 3# 7
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 2# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Site Projections
Hashtag Basketball
# 5# 8
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 8
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 2# 3
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 2# 12
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 10
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 12
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 2# 17
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 2# 8
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,2042,476
   
Field Goals Made689642
   
Field Goals Att1,2441,213
   
Field Goals %.554.529
   
Three Points Made71150
   
Three Points Att242367
   
Three Points %.293.409
   
Free Throws Made553384
   
Free Throws Att766467
   
Free Throws %.722.822
   
Offensive Rebound134194
   
Rebounds778728
   
Assists388269
   
Turnovers219226
   
Steals7272
   
Blocks9183
   
Points2,0021,818
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.833.4
   
Field Goals Made10.48.4
   
Field Goals Att19.016.2
   
Field Goals %.547.518
   
Three Points Made1.12.2
   
Three Points Att3.85.5
   
Three Points %.312.401
   
Free Throws Made8.24.8
   
Free Throws Att11.46.1
   
Free Throws %.721.789
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds11.79.4
   
Assists5.93.5
   
Turnovers3.23.1
   
Steals1.10.9
   
Blocks1.41.1
   
Points30.123.8
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
News 
 Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is expected to play in Monday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Leo Sells
Mon, Feb 6th
Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to miss four to six weeks of game action after suffering a right calf strain against the Wizards on Monday.
Dan Tursky
Tue, Nov 29th
 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 54 points, 19 rebounds, and 2 assists in the Bucks’ 106-105 win over the Clippers.
Garrett Ball
Fri, Feb 3rd
Karl-Anthony Towns will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, but there’s some early optimism that he may have avoided a substantial injury to his lower right leg.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Nov 28th
 Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is probable to play in Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Leo Sells
Thu, Feb 2nd
Karl-Anthony Towns suffered a right calf strain and was forced to leave Monday's game vs the Wizards early.
Vince DiSilvio
Mon, Nov 28th
 Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a double-double for the Bucks Tuesday night, grabbing 18 rebounds and scoring 34 points (14-24 FG, 1-3 3PT, 5-6 FT) while also dishing out four assists in a 124-115 win over the Hornets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Feb 1st
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 21 points (8-14 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds, four assists and two steals on Sunday against the Warriors.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Nov 27th
 Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is expected to play in Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Leo Sells
Tue, Jan 31st
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 19 points (6-22 FG, 1-11 3PT, 6-7 FT) to go along with four rebounds, five assists and two blocks on Friday against the Hornets.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Nov 26th
Notes 
 Still somehow overlooked in real life and fantasy. Best to punt FT% if you're taking Giannis.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
He'll get fewer boards and blocks with Rudy Gobert in town, but he'll make up for that with being able to space the floor more and up his three-point efforts.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 All Giannis Antetokounmpo did in 2012-2022 was average a career-high 29.9 PPG, with 11.6 RPG, and 5.8 APG, while shooting 55.3 percent from the field. Antetokounmpo even increased his free throw shooting for the third consecutive year to 72.2 percent. While his 29.8 percent 3P average puts him a spot below Jokic, his 2.5 combined blocks/steals per game futher solidifies his incredible nightly floor. Antetokounmpo led the league in fantasy points per game in both FanDuel and DraftKings scoring.
Mike Randle - FTN
Could we be looking at an MVP season for Karl-Anthony Towns? After trading for center Rudy Gobert, the Timberwolves are a popular pick as a NBA Championship contender. Last season, Towns played the most games (74) since 2018-2019, while posting 24.6 PPG, 9.8 RPG, and 3.6 APG. Despite his 6-foot-11 fraame, Towns shot 82.2% from the free-throw line, 52.9% from the field, and a superb 41% from 3P range on almost five attempts per game. Towns even posts 2.1 steals/blocks in each contest, leaving only foul trouble (3.6 per game) as the only concern. If Towns plays 75 games next season, this ranking is his fantasy floor.
Mike Randle - FTN