Another blowout Minnesota Timberwolves against the Atlanta Hawks got me thinking about how crazy it is that Tom Thibodeau is having more success with the New York Knicks than the Wolves are having without him, despite New York having a far cheaper payroll. So on today’s pod, we get into how the Wolves are just not living up to what their payroll suggests they should be.
(Did you know that if you deleted Karl-Anthony Towns, Juancho Hernangomez and Ricky Rubio from the Timberwolves books that the Wolves would still be paying the rest of their players more than the Knicks are paying their whole roster?)
We also get into what it would look like if Ryan Saunders only played eight players. Who would be in the 8-man rotation? We discuss Anthony Edwards’ continued cold streak. And we touch on Ricky Rubio and how his return to Minnesota has thus far been fraught.