Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Timberwolves Player

Karl-Anthony Towns

The Wolves’ 2018-19 season was turbulent, from the midseason trade of Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, to the firing of coach Tom Thibodeau, to the team’s abysmal road record; they ultimately failed to follow up last season’s playoff bid with a second consecutive run to the postseason. More exciting was former league MVP Derrick Rose’s resurgence in his first full season with Minnesota, but Karl-Anthony Towns was even better. The 7-foot center continues to grow into the potential the Wolves saw when they made him the NBA’s top overall draft pick in 2015. While earning his second consecutive All-Star Game appearance, KAT posted some of the biggest stat lines in the league game after game, including one seven-outing stretch from late February to early March when he averaged 35.1 points and 14.1 rebounds per night.

Readers’ Choice: Karl-Anthony Towns 

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Best Coach Bruce Boudreau

Best Lynx Player Maya Moore

Best Twins Player Eddie Rosario

Best Vikings Player Adam Thielen

Best Wild Player Matt Dumba

Best College Athlete Kenisha Bell

Best Sports Talk Radio Personality Carl Gerbschmidt

Best Sports Fan Bruce McGuire

Best Sports Highlight Jimmy Butler Trade

Best Sportswriter Courtney Cronin

Best TV Newsperson Maury Glover

Best TV Sportscaster Marney Gellner

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Best Radio Station KOOL 108

Best Radio Personality Sean McPherson

Best Columnist Joe Soucheray

Best Podcast 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking'

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Best Politician Betty McCollum

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Best Road Cecil Newman Lane

Best Parking Lot TCF Bank Stadium

Best Public Bathroom Kwik Trip

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