Without Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and, I guess, Juancho Hernangomez, the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 120-110 on Saturday evening. Jack Borman joined me at Target Center postgame to discuss how exactly the Wolves pulled off a win without their two best players.
- Why this felt like “The Rubio Game” and how Rubio’s success on Saturday night almost complicates things going forward.
- Ryan Saunders looking his most comfortable on the sidelines, calling far more plays than when Russell was the point guard
- Everyone playing well except Malik Beasley, and Beasley not seeming happy about that.
- The Timberwolves bigs — Naz Reid, Jarred Vanderbilt, Ed Davis and Jaden McDaniels — handling Zion Williamson and Steven Adams in the frontcourt.
- Which bigs will be in the rotation once Towns and Hernangomez returns?
- Naz Reid’s best game of the season, and probably his career, and why Naz is the quintessential Rosas/Saunders system player