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The future is now: Karl-Anthony Towns is already a defensive beast

Towns is already turning heads with his spectacular defensive play.

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Karl-Anthony Towns is amazingly lithe on his feet for a man who stands seven feet tall. He moves with a gracefulness rarely seen in men that size. He has the hops, the soft hands, and the competitive desire.

Taken number one overall not only for his beautiful, evolving offensive game, but also because of his defensive upside, many wondered how long it would take for him to turn into a true monster down low.

We may already have our answer:

How does that feel, Damian Lillard? Get that outta here.

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