Karl-Anthony Towns Wins the 2016 NBA Skills Challenge
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by Brandon Richard

The most fundamentally sound players in the league were on display when the NBA hosted its 2016 Skills Challenge earlier tonight.

This year, the format was changed to make room for big men, which is a good call considering the evolution of skillsets for larger players. The decision proved to be the right one, as Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns won the big man bracket before upsetting guard Isaiah Thomas in the final.

Towns brought home his first professional trophy in a team-issued colorway of the Nike Hyperfuse 2014. The other competitors wore sneakers that were just a little more interesting — see them all below in this special edition of #SoleWatch.

Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson Wearing the Nike HyperRev 2016
via NBAE 2016

Shoe: Nike HyperRev 2016


DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins Wearing the 'Northern Lights' Nike Air Foamposite One
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Shoe: Nike Air Foamposite One "Northern Lights"


Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis Wearing the Nike Air Max Audacity
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Shoe: Nike Air Max Audacity


Draymond Green

Draymond Green Wearing the Nike HyperRev
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Shoe: Nike HyperRev 2016


C.J. McCollum

C.J. McCollum Wearing the Nike HyperRev 2016
via NBAE 2016

Shoe: Nike HyperRev 2016


Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay Wearing the Under Armour Fire Shot Low
via NBAE 2016

Shoe: Under Armour Fire Shot Low


Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas Wearing the Nike Kobe 11
via NBAE 2016

Shoe: Nike Kobe 11


Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns Wearing the Nike Hyperfuse 2014
via NBAE 2016

Shoe: Nike Hyperfuse 2014