Ryan Gomes better at power forward spotPosted by Inside Hoops
Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:
Ryan Gomes has been a different player since moving to power forward in the Timberwolves’ starting lineup. Or maybe it’s because he’s being guarded by different players.
Entering Wednesday’s game against New Orleans, Gomes averaged 20.2 points per game and made 58.6 percent of his shots in five games since moving to power forward to make room for Damien Wilkins. Considering he was shooting just 37.9 percent and scoring only 8.9 points in the previous 18 games — mostly spent at small forward — the change has provided a real jolt to the Wolves offense.
“I’m comfortable either way, but it’s harder for some of the bigger guys to guard me” at power forward, Gomes said.