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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: 5 Wins, 4 Losses When Both KAT + DLo Play

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have actually looked like a functional, perhaps even good, team when both D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns play. After a win over Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on Friday night, we dig into why the Wolves have won five of the nine games that the team’s two highest paid players have both played in. Topics include:

  • How good and how bad the defense has been this season with KAT and DLo both on the floor + What is likely to sustain from those minutes big picture
  • How the Timberwolves got a defensive lift Friday, particularly from Jarred Vanderbilt + Why Vanderbilt’s best position is seeming like power forward next to KAT or Naz Reid
  • Chris Finch’s coaching style + His willingness to forego rotations to play the players who are playing well that night
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