1. During the off-season Karl developed a new weapon in his arsenal: a sky hook, which he can utilize with either hand.
2. Since last season, he has grown two inches, and now stands 7 and a half inches tall. He also wears a size 20 sneaker.
3. As a child, Karl required especially large shoes, and through a neighbor, obtained and used a pair of sneakers provided by New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks.
4. During the summer he worked closely with longtime NBA coach and Dominican Republic national team assistant Del Harris on his low post game. “When you are taught by someone who has helped legends like Moses Malone and Hakeem Olajuwon, you can’t help but enrich your own game,” Towns said.