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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Finding a KAT-less Identity

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In the 15-game stretch the Minnesota Timberwolves played without Karl-Anthony Towns at the beginning of last season, they ranked third in the NBA over that stretch in defensive efficiency (and dead-last on offense). They only won five of those 15 games, but they played with the identity of a team that executes on defense.

On today’s pod, I talk about this new Timberwolves roster finding their new KAT-less identity. Plus, we talk other observations from the loss against the Lakers:

  • What happened to KAT’s wrist? And what is the timetable for his return?
  • D’Angelo Russell not taking the lead in KAT’s absence, and why that will need to change
  • Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez needing to find their form from last season
  • Anthony Edwards, and why now feels like the time to shift him into the starting lineup.
(If you can’t access the Spotify player, click here to listen to the latest episode.)