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What are the Wolves Getting in Kyle Anderson?

Grizzlies beat writer Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian joins the show to explore that from a unique perspective.

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On today’s show, Dane is joined by Memphis Grizzlies beat writer Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian to discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves’ signing of now-former Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson.

Chris breaks down the four-year Anderson experience in Memphis and gives his opinion on why he believes Anderson is good fit in Minnesota, whether that be next to Karl-Anthony Towns in the starting lineup or as a backup forward for the Wolves.

Additionally, Dane and Chris go back-and-forth about why Grizzlies’ backup point guard Tyus Jones ultimately chose to stay in Memphis rather than pursuing a free agent deal from Minnesota or elsewhere.

Enjoy getting to know Anderson from the Memphis perspective, both Anderson’s merits as a modern day forward and the elements of his game that can hold him back.

Topics from today’s show include:

— Anderson’s strengths and weaknesses in Memphis and how those may be accentuated and mitigated in Minnesota

— How Anderson transformed to remain an effective player and fit a new front office vision, new coach and new system

— How does Anderson fit in the Wolves’ lineup next to KAT?

— Why Anderson is a “Chris Finch player”

— What position does Anderson view himself as and how might that help or hinder Finch’s rotation?

— Did the Grizzlies overpay to bring Jones back? Was he ever a realistic target for the Wolves in a sign-and-trade?

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Join the conversation down below in the comments!

— Do you like the Wolves’ prospective signing?

— How many minutes should Anderson play in the Wolves’ rotation?

— Did the Wolves overpay or get Anderson at a good salary value?