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Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns is dominating, but the Minnesota Timberwolves can't convert it into wins

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Karl-Anthony Towns may be one of the best big men in the entire NBA, but his dominant displays aren't resulting in wins for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On Friday the Wolves fell 120-100 to the Utah Jazz, making it back-to-back losses and pushing them to 32-37 on the season. Seven games behind the eighth placed Los Angeles Clippers.

The loss once again highlighted a staggering fact for the Wolves with Towns ending the game with 26 points and 12 rebounds.

Towns continues to put up extraordinary stats in each and every game, but his heroics aren't resulting in wins for the Wolves.

Since the All-Star break, Towns is the league's leading scorer averaging a whopping 34 points to go along with 13.4 rebounds per game.

But in that same timeframe the Wolves hold a lowly 3-6 record with the playoffs looking like a foregone conclusion.

Towns signed a five-year, $190 super-max contract with the Wolves prior to the season and only celebrated his 23rd birthday in November.

He has all the tools to take over the league for years to come, but despite the complete dominance he just can't secure wins and it's becoming an issue.

The Wolves star has career averages of 22.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, but since entering the league back in 2015, the Wolves have a 139-176 record.

In games where Towns has recorded 30 points and 10 rebounds, the Wolves still struggle to convert; holding a 7-9 record in such games.

So while his own personal numbers make for incredible reading, Towns needs to start showing he can be a franchise leader by carrying his squad to victory more often than not.

Until Towns can lead the Wolves to a .500 record or above and into the playoffs, the ultra-rich contract the young star signed will look like a blunder on behalf of the organisation.

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