Thoughts on the game:
- For the month of December the Minnesota Defense has been awful. Why? Because other than Ricky Rubio and Tayshaun Prince, both decent defenders but not great, the Timberwolves wing rotation is awful defensively. Wiggins, Lavine, Martin, and Shabazz are all terrible defenders and they all get major minutes. All post a dbpm of -2 or worse, which is terrible. All have a drtg of 108 or worse. The defense has largely been propped up by KG, KAT, and Gorgui, although in December Karl's defense has fallen off, but they just aren't good enough to offset the terrible defense on the wing. Shabazz and Lavine being terrible on defense is forgivable for now because they're young and still learning. Kmart needs to go, he hasn't even been good enough on offense to justify playing him in fact he's been horrible. Now Wiggins....
- Coming out of college Wiggins was supposed to be a plus defender who was raw on offense. He's kinda been the opposite but he's still raw on offense. He is our leading scorer though so maybe he's struggling to adjust to his load on offense so his defense suffers as a result?
- I don't know what to think about Wiggins right now. I do know its too early to give up on him for sure but I don't know what he's going to be. He isn't a good jumpshooter but he takes a ton of midrange jumpshots. He doesn't have a good handle so one of the best ways for him to get close to the rim is by posting up which he's okay at but he's not real efficient when doing it and the Wolves have much better options if they do want someone to post up. He's not a good rebounder for his position. At this point he's a mediocre defender at best. Ideally he turns into Paul George but at this point he's far from that.
- To get to a point where we're competitive consistently we need more wings who can shoot and defend. I like Gorgui but I think the future of this team is Karl at center and Bjelica at the 4. maybe we can turn Gorgui, Kmart, and Shabazz into a 3&D small forward/shooting guard(LOL probably not).
- We need to hire Thibs or Dantoni as our new coach.
- Rj hunter would've been nice on this team.
- Karl-Anthony Towns is so damn good. He struggled defensively tonight with the Boston bigs ability to stretch the floor but other than that he was absolute money.