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James Harden or Karl-Anthony Towns

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James Harden
G - HOU
James Harden
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
8 of 11 experts
27%
Recommended by
3 of 11 experts
Rankings 
   
Rest of Season# 1# 4
   
Projections 
   
Minutes36.434.7
Field Goals Made9.89.0
Field Goals Att22.117.4
Field Goals %.445.518
Three Points Made4.32.5
Three Points Att12.26.0
Three Points %.354.414
Free Throws Made10.05.1
Free Throws Att11.66.2
Free Throws %.867.819
Offensive Rebound0.91.2
Rebounds6.511.6
Assists7.53.7
Turnovers4.53.0
Steals1.80.9
Blocks0.81.4
Points34.025.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 19
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 1# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Site Projections
Hashtag Basketball
# 1# 6
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 5
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 1# 31
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 2# 11
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 3# 1
   
Jay Taaffe
The Fantasy Unicorns
# 2# 1
   
Kevin So
The Fantasy Unicorns
# 3# 1
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  James Harden
G - HOU
James Harden
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,4831,187
   
Field Goals Made672316
   
Field Goals Att1,514622
   
Field Goals %.444.508
   
Three Points Made299114
   
Three Points Att843277
   
Three Points %.355.412
   
Free Throws Made692180
   
Free Throws Att800226
   
Free Throws %.865.797
   
Offensive Rebound6995
   
Rebounds445379
   
Assists512153
   
Turnovers305110
   
Steals12533
   
Blocks6042
   
Points2,335926
   
Player Projections Comparison
  James Harden
G - HOU
James Harden
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
2019 Projections 
   
   
Minutes36.434.7
   
Field Goals Made9.89.0
   
Field Goals Att22.117.4
   
Field Goals %.445.518
   
Three Points Made4.32.5
   
Three Points Att12.26.0
   
Three Points %.354.414
   
Free Throws Made10.05.1
   
Free Throws Att11.66.2
   
Free Throws %.867.819
   
Offensive Rebound0.91.2
   
Rebounds6.511.6
   
Assists7.53.7
   
Turnovers4.53.0
   
Steals1.80.9
   
Blocks0.81.4
   
Points34.025.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  James Harden
G - HOU
James Harden
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
News 
 James Harden produced 30 points (12-20 FG, 2-8 3PT, 4-4 FT) and added six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and six turnovers across 42 minutes in a 119-96 loss to the LA Lakers to be eliminated from the NBA playoffs.
Dan Titus
Sun, Sep 13th
After the tragic death of his mother due to COVID-19, The Minnesota Timberwolves have been supporting Karl-Anthony Towns emotionally and “giving him space” as it relates to his physical recovery from a broken wrist.
Adam Koffler
Thu, Jun 11th
 James Harden scored 21 points on just 2-of-11 shooting from the field (16-20 FT) to go along with 10 boards, five assists, two steals, three blocks, and five turnovers in 39 minutes.
Adam Koffler
Fri, Sep 11th
Karl-Anthony Towns continues to heal from the broken left wrist, and the Wolves say surgery is not being discussed as an option, and he will be re-evaluated in another two weeks.
Adam Koffler
Fri, Mar 6th
 James Harden scored 27 points (6-12 FG,11-13 FT) and added seven rebounds, two steals, four triples, and five turnovers across 39 minutes in Sunday's 117-109 loss to the Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals.
Dan Titus
Mon, Sep 7th
Karl-Anthony Towns was diagnosed with a fractured left wrist and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Brad Camara
Fri, Feb 21st
 James Harden scored 17 points on a rough 4-of-15 shooting. Harden also had nine assists, three rebounds, two steals, and three blocks.
Brett Tomlinson
Thu, Sep 3rd
Karl-Anthony Towns will miss games and remains without a timetable to return from his left wrist injury, per Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Sanders.
Brad Camara
Thu, Feb 20th
 James Harden dropped a game-high 32 points (11-22 FG, 3-11 3PT, 7-8 FT) with eight rebounds, seven assists, and five turnovers in 38 minutes as the Rockets lose Game 6 104-100.
Adam Koffler
Tue, Sep 1st
Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist) is expected to miss multiple games after the All-Star break.
Brad Camara
Thu, Feb 13th
Notes 
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