Horford and Towns: From less to more

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Al Horford and Karl Towns, The two oldest players in the best basketball league in the world started with the Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves with modest statistics, but projected to be fundamental pieces for their teams in the postseason.

The 2022-2023 season presents different paths for these two players. Towns has the challenge of taking the T-Wolves to the next level in the Western Conference, while Horford once again has the responsibility of adding experience to the group and contributing to the defensive schemes within the team.

Horford reaches his 16th season, after savoring the highest level of competition in his career, playing in the NBA Finals, where the Celtics lost in six games against the Golden State Warriors.

He has played seven games out of the nine that the Celtics have played. His two absences have been due to precautions by the new manager Joe Mazzulla due to some ailments in the lower back of the native of Puerto Plata.

His most recent loss was last Saturday when the Celtics faced the New York Knicks. 

Also previously lost. The third game of the season for the same reasons, this time against the Orlando Magic.

The situation of the Puerto Plata native is dire. to day. Horford has kept his starting job and he is expected to play this Monday against Memphis.

In 31 minutes of action, Horford is averaging 9 points per game with 6 rebounds. The Celtics have a record of six wins and three losses.  Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are his two main offensive pieces.

The addition of Malcolm Brogdon off the bench adds a lot of depth, which along with Smart, Blake and Grant Williams have been the players who have played the most minutes at the start of the season.

Karl Anthony Towns Jr. reaches his eighth season in the NBA .

He comes from agreeing on a contract extension until 2028, where he assured more than 200 million dollars. 

The team guaranteed Towns long term because they are confident the Dominican can lead the team to the next level in the Western Conference.

The T-Wolves acquired Frenchman Rudy Gobert via trade, constituting the best pair of inside players in the league. 

Towns, has returned This could be a factor in keeping Gobert from getting into trouble, he must play a greater number of minutes precisely defending the opposing player with better offensive qualities. .

Towns has started the season with a good number of rebounds averaging 8.6 per game in the first 10 games. In addition, he surprises with a statistic that modern basketball allows him to develop. Towns leads the team in assists with 5.5 passes per game.

His 22 points per game so far has helped his team's five wins, which has equal number of failures. His offensive numbers can improve and along with youngsters Anthony Edwards and D Angelo Russell create an offensive threat. 

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