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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Timberwolves Defensive Scheme Is Changing

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The Minnesota Timberwolves defensive scheme is officially changing under Chris Finch. We saw the early signals of change in the first game after the All-Star break against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday and saw a whole new level of change against the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday. On today’s pod we get into the breadcrumbs of the change and why it’s important.

  • The Wolves history of awful team defense in Karl-Anthony Towns’ career
  • Finch believing a “bend but don’t break” defensive philosophy is not best for this roster (audio included)
  • Finch’s willingness to use KAT as a perimeter defender and how that shifts the Wolves defensive balance
  • KAT’s excitement level for doing something defensively he’s always felt he could do but has never been asked to do (audio included)
  • Juancho Hernangomez and Jaylen Nowell making cases to be a part of the rotation going forward
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