The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick in June’s NBA Draft, with the idea that Kevin Garnett would serve as a hands-on mentor for their rookie center and the young core of Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine.

According to reports, Garnett has already started working one-on-one with Towns, practicing with him at Las Vegas Summer League.

Towns grew up watching Garnett and is thrilled to be learning how to become a champion from the future Hall-of-Famer.

“The biggest thing that I want to really take away from Kevin Garnett, is learn how to be a champion,” Towns said. “He has a ring. I want to get a ring also, in my career. Possibly multiple. I want to do that and I want to actually bring that to Minnesota first."

“I like the studs on my team,” Towns said in a reference to a joke from Carton about Garnett winning a NBA title because he was traded to a talented Celtics team.

The Timberwolves re-signed Garnett to a two-year deal, with the idea that he can help mold the youngsters over the next few seasons.

By Glenn Erby


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