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Report: Timberwolves tell Karl-Anthony Towns they’ll draft him No. 1

NBA Draft Prospects Workout 2015

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - MAY 28: NBA Draft Prospect, Karl-Anthony Towns works out on May 28, 2015 at The Spectrum Club/Pro Active Sports Performance Lab in Thousand Oaks, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Karl Anthony-Towns initially planned not to work out for any NBA teams.

But he ultimately worked out for the Timberwolves.

His reward?

Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog:

The Minnesota Timberwolves have informed Karl-Anthony Towns that they will select him with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a source close to Towns told

This will be the right pick, and even though Flip Saunders had his initial doubts, it’s not surprising.

Towns is the top talent in the draft, a well-rounded big man with size and athleticism on his side. What really sets him apart from Jahlil Okafor is his versatility, which will give the Timberwolves flexibility as they build their roster around Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

The future looks bright in Minnesota.