Originally Posted by yeaaaman
Yea, so they are better than last year.
Timberwolves fans - what do you think about Thibs? I haven't seen them much last year but on one hand they are 16-12 which is definitely not bad and they also need time to adjust to each other and figure out how to maximize each others talent. However I sometimes wonder if he is the guy to maximize their young talent?
I feel like I'm not seeing the growth for Wiggins and Towns that you might expect. It also seems like they are unsure how to use each other on offense. I don't think they have a nice flow or enough movement. Wiggins showed some improvement last year on pick and rolls with Towns but I haven't seen that really this year. I don't know if Teague is the best complement to their big 3 either?
Well Taj is eating up a lot of what KAT did on offense last year. KAT had putback tips/dunks all the time because he is a great rebounder. Taj also is a really good offensive rebounder so he takes some of that away...which isn't a bad thing because Taj is a huge positive. So KAT has a lot less opportunities for that.
KAT is also someone who plays on confidence...if he isn't clicking he tends to sulk...AAU always being better then everyone else...and then his defense gets even worse. Good thing is that he usually is fines on offense...there haven't been too many nights where he has been hopeless. The guy needs to learn to give consistent effort when things aren't going away...and the whining...oh god the whining to the refs...it's horrible...Towns ain't a floper but he sure as hell whines like one.
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It also seems like they are unsure how to use each other on offense.
You are 100% correct. All too often when someone gets a ball the other 4 just sit around...So ball movement completely stops which leads to players getting doubled and then the players who got doubled have no one to pass to since no one is moving...it's frustrating...which is strange when you have one of the best offenses in the league.