The Minnesota Timberwolves appear to have a Big-3 and a relatively Small-11. In their Wednesday evening loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley were not the problem, combining to score 78 points. The problem was the rest of the roster only chipping in 29 points.
On today’s pod we get into the ever-present issues that come with an imbalanced roster, including:
- Karl-Anthony Towns’ postgame ramblings (audio included) about how more defense is the answer. But is it? With this roster, is there more offensive oil to be tapped than there is defensive oil?
- How KAT’s individual defense has not at all been the problem. And why this hints at the possibility of above-average defense with more competent defenders around him.
- Ryan Saunders’ rotation plan. And why I think moving Juancho Hernangomez could be what is best for the second unit’s quest to find an identity. (Jarred Vanderbilt or Josh Okogie starting at power forward doesn’t feel like it would hurt, either.)