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Karl-Anthony Towns or Trae Young (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
23 of 24 experts
4%
Recommended by
1 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 9
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 6# 26
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 9
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 6# 26
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.834.0
Field Goals Made8.88.2
Field Goals Att17.218.3
Field Goals %.511.445
Three Points Made3.03.2
Three Points Att6.99.4
Three Points %.410.369
Free Throws Made5.07.4
Free Throws Att6.28.6
Free Throws %.812.863
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds11.33.9
Assists3.79.2
Turnovers3.24.1
Steals0.91.0
Blocks1.40.2
Points25.526.9
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 2# 6
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 8
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 4# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 10
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 4# 8
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 13
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 3# 18
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 7
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 2# 26
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 2# 11
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 4# 8
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 6# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 6# 5
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,1872,120
   
Field Goals Made316546
   
Field Goals Att6221,249
   
Field Goals %.508.437
   
Three Points Made114205
   
Three Points Att277568
   
Three Points %.412.361
   
Free Throws Made180481
   
Free Throws Att226559
   
Free Throws %.797.861
   
Offensive Rebound9531
   
Rebounds379254
   
Assists153560
   
Turnovers110289
   
Steals3365
   
Blocks428
   
Points9261,778
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.834.0
   
Field Goals Made8.88.2
   
Field Goals Att17.218.3
   
Field Goals %.511.445
   
Three Points Made3.03.2
   
Three Points Att6.99.4
   
Three Points %.410.369
   
Free Throws Made5.07.4
   
Free Throws Att6.28.6
   
Free Throws %.812.863
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds11.33.9
   
Assists3.79.2
   
Turnovers3.24.1
   
Steals0.91.0
   
Blocks1.40.2
   
Points25.526.9
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
News 
 Karl-Anthony Towns amassed 28 points (8-19 FG, 4-9 3PT, 8-8 FT), 14 boards, three assists, three steals, and four turnovers in Saturday night's overtime loss to New Orleans.
Shaan Hoda
Sun, May 2nd
Trae Young scored 32 points (10-19 FG, 2-6 3PT, 10-10 FT) to go along with one rebound, four assists, and four turnovers in Friday night's defeat to Philadelphia.
Shaan Hoda
Sat, May 1st
 Karl-Anthony Towns registered 31 points (12-22 FG, 2-7 3PT, 5-7 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, and five turnovers in Tuesday night's victory in Houston.
Shaan Hoda
Wed, Apr 28th
Trae Young (ankle) is officially active for Friday's game versus the 76ers.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Apr 30th
 Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 24 points (9-18 FG, 2-7 3PT, 4-6 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, one block, and four turnovers in Saturday night's victory versus Utah.
Shaan Hoda
Sun, Apr 25th
Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young (ankle) could return by end of the week after suffering a Grade 2 left ankle sprain, per Hawks' GM Travis Schlenk.
Matthew MacKay
Tue, Apr 27th
 Karl Anthony-Towns scored 26 points (9-17 FG, 4-9 3PT, 4-6 FT) with 18 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and three turnovers across 36 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Sacramento Kings.
Matthew MacKay
Wed, Apr 21st
All Star PG Trae Young was diagnosed with a Grade 2 lateral strain of his left ankle after landing awkwardly in Wednesday's contest against the Knicks.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 16 points (5-15 FG, 1-6 3PT, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and three turnovers in Sunday night's defeat to the Clippers.
Shaan Hoda
Mon, Apr 19th
Hawks star G Trae Young had to be helped off the floor Wednesday night vs. the Knicks after rolling his left ankle.
Adam Koffler
Wed, Apr 21st
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
Trae Young exploded onto the scene last year and finished fourth in scoring (29.6 points) and second in assists (9.3) per game. His 205 made three-pointers were sixth-most in the league and he did it at a 36.1% clip. If he's able to improve his shooting heading into his third year, there's no reason to expect him to finish outside the top-three in scoring.
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
The Atlanta Hawks spared no expense this offseason in putting an extremely formidable team around second-year All-Star PG Trae Young. By adding guys like Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari, the Hawks are signaling to their young core that they are going all-in to surround them with the talent they need to succeed as early as this season. Last season, Young budded into a superstar right in front of our eyes, finishing fourth in scoring (29.6 ppg) and second in assists (9.3 apg), trailing only LeBron James in that category. While the scoring numbers could come down with a plethora of options to put the ball in the basket, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Young averages over 10 assists per game this season. He's also only missed a total of eight games in two seasons. In a world of "DNP-rest," Young is as safe as they come in the middle to later part of the first round in 2020-21.
Adam Koffler - 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