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Who Should I Draft?

Rudy Gobert or Karl-Anthony Towns (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
17 of 18 experts
6%
Recommended by
1 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4
Best Rank# 5
Worst Rank# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25
Best Rank# 7
Worst Rank# 60
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.431.5
Field Goals Made8.45.2
Field Goals Att16.27.7
Field Goals %.518.680
Three Points Made2.20.0
Three Points Att5.50.1
Three Points %.401.000
Free Throws Made4.84.1
Free Throws Att6.16.2
Free Throws %.789.658
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds9.412.9
Assists3.51.1
Turnovers3.11.7
Steals0.90.7
Blocks1.12.0
Points23.814.5
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUT-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 3# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 3# 16
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 4# 13
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 4# 9
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 4# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 9
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 3# 13
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 10
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 4# 7
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 8# 5
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,4762,120
   
Field Goals Made642362
   
Field Goals Att1,213508
   
Field Goals %.529.713
   
Three Points Made1500
   
Three Points Att3674
   
Three Points %.409.000
   
Free Throws Made384303
   
Free Throws Att467439
   
Free Throws %.822.690
   
Offensive Rebound194241
   
Rebounds728968
   
Assists26972
   
Turnovers226119
   
Steals7245
   
Blocks83138
   
Points1,8181,027
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.431.5
   
Field Goals Made8.45.2
   
Field Goals Att16.27.7
   
Field Goals %.518.680
   
Three Points Made2.20.0
   
Three Points Att5.50.1
   
Three Points %.401.000
   
Free Throws Made4.84.1
   
Free Throws Att6.16.2
   
Free Throws %.789.658
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds9.412.9
   
Assists3.51.1
   
Turnovers3.11.7
   
Steals0.90.7
   
Blocks1.12.0
   
Points23.814.5
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
News 
 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
Rudy Gobert scored 19 points (7-7 FG, 5-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and one block on Monday against the Wizards.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Nov 28th
 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
Rudy Gobert scored 21 points (9-11 FG, 3-4 FT) to go along with 16 rebounds and two assists on Wednesday against the Pacers.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Nov 24th
 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
Rudy Gobert scored 25 points (8-11 FG, 9-11 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds and three blocks on Wednesday against the Suns.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Nov 10th
 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
Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch said Tuesday that Rudy Gobert is "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Suns after clearing COVID protocols and returning to practice.
Jeremy Orriss
Tue, Nov 8th
 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
Rudy Gobert (health and safety) will be unavailable to play in Monday's contest against the New York Knicks.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 6th
Notes 
 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
He'll lose a bit in rebounds and blocks being alongside KAT, but he'll still be an elite option in the second round. Don't let the real-life narrative scare you away from him in fantasy.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Hard to rank the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year lower than this, especially where he's produced 15PPG or more in three of his last four seasons. Gobert actually increased his rebounds per game to a career-best 14.7 this season, and he is one of the most durable big men in the league. Gobert has played at least 66 games in each of the past four seasons. There is the likelihood of a slight decrease in his production playing alongside fellow big man Karl-Anthony Towns, but his 2.1 blocks per game and 72% FG efficiency last year bodes well for any team.
Mike Randle - FTN