2016 NBA Rookie Ladder: How High Is D’angelo Russell’s Ceiling?

Jan 7, 2016; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell (1) reacts after making a shot against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 118-115. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 7, 2016; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell (1) reacts after making a shot against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 118-115. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 10, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) looks on during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center. The Mavericks won 93-87. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 10, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) looks on during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center. The Mavericks won 93-87. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

Is there anything Towns can’t do?

He continues to fill up stat sheets with his two-way game while showing off versatility we didn’t get to see from him in college.

From handling the ball in transition to stepping out and hitting perimeter shots Towns is arguably one of the most skilled big men in the league. That’s not something generally heard about a rookie.

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I’ve already written a lot about Towns, but I’ll be saying plenty more in the future. Towns has the greatest shot at being one of the NBA’s 10 best players.