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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Everything Makes More Sense With KAT + Observations From Raptors-Wolves

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Everything the Minnesota Timberwolves run on both sides of the ball makes so much more sense with Karl-Anthony Towns in the lineup. On today’s pod, we get into how this plays out and which players we saw this specifically impact against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.

  • Why the Timberwolves spread offense was destined to fail without a presence like KAT, who actually causes the defense to shift
  • Why it wasn’t a coincidence that Anthony Edwards had his most-efficient shooting night (from 2) while KAT was out there next to him
  • How Edwards’ skillset is proving to overlap more with D’Angelo Russell’s than it does Malik Beasley’s — and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing
  • KAT unlocking the dunker spot — and Jarred Vanderbilt took advantage of that
  • How Ricky Rubio runs on the competence that KAT provides
(If you can’t access the Spotify player, click here to listen to the latest episode.)