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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: An Ugly Win, But So What? + Observations From Thunder-Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves v Oklahoma City Thunder Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images

Were you expecting a nice win? On today’s pod, we talk about the Minnesota Timberwolves’ “ugly” win against the Oklahoma City Thunder — and how this is kind of the only way they can win right now. Topics include:

  • D’Angelo Russell’s game-winner

Why this was a slight upgrade from hero ball this time.

  • Taking stock of the DLo-Ricky Rubio pairing with a numbers dive

The Timberwolves have been outscored by 81 points in the 141 minutes DLo and Rubio have shared the floor this season. Why Saunders is sticking with it?

  • Should Rubio be closing games?

What is the best closing five?

  • DLo speaks glowingly of Jaden McDaniels (audio included)

Is it just time to both start and close games with McDaniels?

  • Making the case for a new starting lineup: Karl-Anthony Towns, Jaden McDaniels, Anthony Edwards, Malik Beasley, D’Angelo Russell.
(If you can’t access the Spotify player, click here to listen to the latest episode.)