After a tumultuous off-season for the Timberwolves, star Karl-Anthony Towns is off to a slow start.  He’s averaging just 16 points a game through the first five games and has struggled on the defensive end too.

The slow start hasn’t earned KAT any sympathy, especially not when he was just given a max deal.  Consider Shaq on the top of the list of those who aren’t sympathetic to the big man’s early struggles.

Shaq went on the NBA on TNT and trashed him.

Shaq is spot on with his take.  When everyone already thinks you’re soft, you can’t come out and play soft.  KAT needs to step up and play like the max player he is.  No complaints and no excuses.