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Karl-Anthony Towns or Nikola Jokic (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
18 of 25 experts
28%
Recommended by
7 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 4
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 6
Best Rank# 2# 2
Worst Rank# 6# 9
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.833.1
Field Goals Made8.88.1
Field Goals Att17.215.5
Field Goals %.511.521
Three Points Made3.01.2
Three Points Att6.93.7
Three Points %.410.344
Free Throws Made5.03.7
Free Throws Att6.24.6
Free Throws %.812.822
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds11.310.2
Assists3.77.2
Turnovers3.23.2
Steals0.91.3
Blocks1.40.7
Points25.521.2
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   

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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 2# 3
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 1# 2
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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Chris Meaney
FTN
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Site Projections
numberFire
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Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
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Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
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Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
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Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
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Tom
FantasyPros
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M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
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Brad Camara
FantasyPros
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Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
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Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
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Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
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Dan Titus
FantasyPros
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Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
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Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
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Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
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Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
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JMO
FantasyPros
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Alex Burns
FantasyPros
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Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
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Player Statistics Comparison
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,1872,336
   
Field Goals Made316565
   
Field Goals Att6221,071
   
Field Goals %.508.528
   
Three Points Made11480
   
Three Points Att277255
   
Three Points %.412.314
   
Free Throws Made180246
   
Free Throws Att226301
   
Free Throws %.797.817
   
Offensive Rebound95166
   
Rebounds379711
   
Assists153512
   
Turnovers110226
   
Steals3385
   
Blocks4244
   
Points9261,456
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.833.1
   
Field Goals Made8.88.1
   
Field Goals Att17.215.5
   
Field Goals %.511.521
   
Three Points Made3.01.2
   
Three Points Att6.93.7
   
Three Points %.410.344
   
Free Throws Made5.03.7
   
Free Throws Att6.24.6
   
Free Throws %.812.822
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds11.310.2
   
Assists3.77.2
   
Turnovers3.23.2
   
Steals0.91.3
   
Blocks1.40.7
   
Points25.521.2
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
News 
 Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 32 points (12-17 FG, 2-6 3PT, 6-8 FT), 12 boards, six assists, one block, and four turnovers in Wednesday's loss to Indiana.
Shaan Hoda
Thu, Apr 8th
Nikola Jokic powered the Nuggets to their eighth consecutive win on Friday night, registering his 13th triple-double of the season. Jokic scored 26 points (9-17 FG, 2-2 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while contributing 13 rebounds, 14 assists, and a steal to go with six turnovers in a 121-119 win over San Antonio.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Apr 10th
 Karl-Anthony Towns amassed 39 points (11-23 FG, 4-12 3PT, 13-14 FT), 14 boards, five assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers in Saturday night's defeat to the 76ers.
Shaan Hoda
Sun, Apr 4th
Nikola Jokic was sensational on Wednesday night, scoring 25 points (11-18 FG, 0-2 3-pt, 3-4 FT) while adding nine rebounds, 10 assists, and a steal in 30 minutes in a 106-96 win over San Antonio.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 7th
 Karl-Anthony Towns produced 30 points (11-25 FG, 1-8 3PT, 7-7 FT), 16 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in Friday's defeat to the Grizzlies.
Shaan Hoda
Sat, Apr 3rd
Nikola Jokic continued to add to his MVP candidacy on Tuesday night, scoring a team-high 27 points (13-16 FG, 1-2 FT) while grabbing eight rebounds, handing out 11 assists, and recording a steal and a block in a 134-119 win over Detroit.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 6th
 Karl-Anthony Towns registered 31 points (13-22 FG, 4-8 3PT, 1-2 FT), 12 boards, five assists, three blocks, and two turnovers in Monday night's defeat to Brooklyn.
Shaan Hoda
Tue, Mar 30th
Nikola Jokic did Nikola Jokic things on Sunday night, scoring 17 points (5-11 FG, 7-9 FT) while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out 17 assists in a come-from-behind win over Orlando. Jokic added a steal with four turnovers in 38 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Apr 5th
 Karl-Anthony Towns notched 27 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3PT, 11-12 FT), 15 boards, four assists, two blocks, and four turnovers in Saturday night's defeat to Houston.
Shaan Hoda
Sun, Mar 28th
Nikola Jokic had an uncharacteristic poor shooting night on Thursday, scoring just 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting while adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two triples, a block, and four turnovers in a 101-94 win over the Clippers.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Apr 2nd
Notes 
 Heading into his fifth season, Anthony-Towns is coming off career-highs in points (26.5) and assists (4.4). Although he saw a slight drop in his rebounds (10.8) he still finished seventh overall. You're betting on his health being better after he's seen an increase in missed games over the last two seasons. Hopefully, the midseason addition of his friend D'Angelo Russell will help Anthony-Towns to play through some of those nagging injuries that sidelined him in 2019-2020.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
Nikola Jokic regressed in every statistical category (points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals) last year from his 2018-2019 campaign but still finished top-30 across the board and with 13 triple-doubles (second-best in the league). The reason I have him ranked this high is because of his consistency over the last three seasons. He's averaging 19.5 rebounds, 10.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.7 steals over a three-year stretch. That type of production would warrant a top-five pick and there's no reason to expect him to slow down at just age 25.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
 Towns was on pace for a massive fantasy season last year before nagging injuries sidelined him for the majority of the winter and spring. He averaged career-highs in points per game (26.5), assists per game (4.4), and most impressively, three-pointers per game (3.3). He also adds enough blocks (1.2) and steals (.9) to be considered one of the best all-around contributors in the NBA, something that isn't easy to find at the center position.
Aaron Larson - FantasyPros
 
 While fantasy managers might remember Towns' 2019-20 season primarily for his missed games, he actually had a monster season. KAT averaged career highs in points (26.5), assists (4.4), and threes (3.3) while pulling down at least 10 boards for the fifth straight season. As long as he's healthy for the 2020-21 season, he should be an easy top-5 selection in both points and category leagues due to his tremendous stat-stuffing abilities.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros