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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Britt Robson Grades Gersson Rosas’ Tenure Thus Far

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Britt Robson of The Athletic joins today’s pod to discuss his most recent column that graded Gersson Rosas’ tenure as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ President of Basketball Operations thus far. Rosas has now been at the helm for 82 games, so we discuss the good, the bad and the unlucky that has transpired over the course of a funky “year”. Topics graded include:

  • Front-office recruitment

The acquisition of Sachin Gupta, Joe Branch, Gianluca Pascucci and Robby Sikka

  • Identification and development of low-cost, low-risk players

Players the likes of Naz Reid and Jordan McLaughlin

  • The power forward position

Targeting a specific brand of frontcourt mate for KAT

  • The expensive, mismatched point-guard tandem

The D’Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio pairing

  • Lottery picks

Selecting Jarrett Culver and Anthony Edwards

  • The jackpot mentality

The insistence of home run swings

  • The Ryan Saunders hire

Hiring a raw coach that would implement the preferred system

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

For those of you who don’t want to sit through a 90-minute podcast and prefer concision, here is Britt’s column on the topic discussed: