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What Are Our Biggest Minnesota Timberwolves Media Day Reactions?

Kyle Theige of SKOR North joins the Dane Moore NBA Podcast to discuss the sights and scenes of Wolves Media Day.

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On today’s show, Dane is joined by Kyle Theige of SKOR North to share their immediate reactions from 2022-23 Minnesota Timberwolves Media Day.

In addition to both President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly and Head Coach Chris Finch, 15 players spoke at Media Day, so Dane and Kyle parse out the most telling comments made from Monday’s media availability.

Note: Karl-Anthony Towns was absent from Media Day, as well as the first day of training camp Tuesday, because he is dealing with a non-COVID illness.

Today’s topics include:

  • Connelly’s long-term view of the current roster, and why we need to be patient with third-year rising stars in Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels, despite the team’s lofty expectations for them.
  • What will D’Angelo Russell’s role be during a contract year? He downplayed his contract significantly during Media Day, but did take time to appreciate how the team has treated him.
  • Easing All-NBA center Rudy Gobert into his new situation, plus what we can take from his time playing at EuroBasket with the French National Team.
  • Candid comments made by a handful of new acquisitions (most notably Rivers, Anderson, and Paschall), and what each player’s role may be during training camp and into the regular season.

Players who spoke include:

  • Center Rudy Gobert
  • Shooting guard Anthony Edwards
  • Small forward Taurean Prince
  • Combo guard Austin Rivers
  • Point guard D’Angelo Russell
  • Swiss Army Knife Kyle Anderson
  • Point guard Jordan McLaughlin
  • Small forward Jaden McDaniels
  • Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell
  • Sharpshooter Bryn Forbes
  • Power forward Josh Minott
  • Combo guard Wendell Moore Jr.
  • Center/forward Naz Reid
  • Center Nathan Knight
  • Small forward Eric Paschall

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