The Minnesota Timberwolves’ loss to the Blazers felt like a regression — similar to the losses against the Lakers, and the Clippers, and the Wizards. Those three losses came before two games against Denver that felt like a progression, making another shellacking at the hands of the Blazers feel like a noteworthy step backward.
Topics from today’s pod include:
- Ricky Rubio says (postgame audio included): “We gotta get better and we gotta get better now.” Why there hasn’t been much to take from the six losses.
- The Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic pick and roll leading to a 47-point second quarter.
- Acknowledging that the defense remains bad, but that the defensive scheme has changed.
- Assessing Ryan Saunders’ coaching thus far this season. Where is he not meeting expectations? Where has there been nothing he could do? And what has he done well?