Karl-Anthony Towns feels Minnesota Timberwolves have taken a step forward this season and he believes they can make an impact in the playoffs.
Minnesota entertain Toronto Raptors on Wednesday and they are 20/23 to win in the Money Line, while the Raptors can be backed at 20/21.
Towns was selected with the first overall pick by the Wolves in the 2015 NBA Draft.
The Center went on to win the Rookie of the Year award the following year and earned his third All-Star selection this season, but Minnesota have struggled despite his individual success.
The Wolves have only reached the playoffs once in the six seasons Towns has been with the team but they are well placed to challenge for a postseason spot this term, with Minnesota currently seventh in the Western Conference - a game-and-a-half behind Denver Nuggets immediately above them in the final automatic playoff place.
Towns has averaged a double-double in points and rebounds in each of his six full seasons with Minnesota but he says he is tired of simply posting impressive stats and now wants to mount a serious challenge with the team.
"Karl gets great stats but they lose," he said after Tuesday's overtime victory over Charlotte Hornets, via Fadeaway World.
"That's always been the MO. That's no more. I want to win. I've always wanted to win. But now I've got to find ways how to put those stats to translate to winning. I think I'm doing a much better job of that than ever."
Towns is averaging 24.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per-game after 50 appearances for Minnesota this season.