The Minnesota Timberwolves’ one-year anniversary of the D’Angelo Russell trade shaped up to be a fittingly bizarre game in Oklahoma City. On today’s pod, we work backward from Naz Reid getting the final shot to arguably the most disastrous first half in the Ryan Saunders Era. Topics include:
- Naz Reid deserving the final shot
How Reid’s 21 second-half points put the Wolves in the position to give him the last shot. And what Naz said he saw on that play (audio included)
- Should the closing lineup have been: Reid, McDaniels, Layman, Beasley, Edwards
My theory on why it would have been fine to close this game without a point guard.
- Why Jaden McDaniels needs to start if Josh Okogie doesn’t
With Okogie demoted from the starting lineup to the fringe of the rotation, Anthony Edwards has become the Wolves de facto “wing stopper.” Should that role go to McDaniels?