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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Future Of The Power Forward Position

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On today’s pod, we ask the question: Who is the Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward of the future?

Why Jaden McDaniels is the most likely answer to that question currently on the roster. Might Larry Nance Jr. be another answer? The Wolves pursued Nance Jr. in the offseason. Would they re-engage in trade talks with Cleveland at the deadline now that the Cavs’ roster has significantly changed after acquiring Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince? What would the Wolves be willing to put on the table? Who would be used to match salaries? Would the Wolves need to include a future first-round pick?

And then we take stock of the Wolves’ shot selection now 20 games into the season. What are the differences from last season’s “analytically-sound” shot chart? Specifically, what role have the additions of D’Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio had on the shots the Wolves are taking?

(If you can’t access the Spotify player, click here to listen to the latest episode.)