Joel ‘The Process’ Embiid vs. Karl-Anthony Towns ‘KAT’ – The battle of the bigs! A little segment The Ringer created to break down and explore the two best up-and-coming bigs in the NBA.
Last Tuesday saw the second match up between the two and ‘The Process’ got the better of ‘KAT’ in Philly’s last-second win over Minnesota.
‘KAT’ is by far the more polished player, but statistically ‘The Process’ has a leg up in the places that matter most. Per 36 minutes, according to Basketball-Reference, Embiid has more points (27.6 to 22.0), blocks (3.4 to 1.4), and steals (1.1 to 0.6), plus he gets to the line more often (10.1 free throw attempts to Towns’s 4.9).
It’s Goliath vs Goliath when the 76ers play the Timberwolves and as these giants keep developing, these match ups keep getting better and better.
Catch you Monday.