Wolves are revealing who they really are

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Karl-Anthony Towns
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Karl-Anthony Towns /

The Wolves lost to the lowly Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night and revealed themselves to be what we had feared all along, inconsequential.

Even if they sneak into the postseason this year, the Minnesota Timberwolves will undoubtedly lose in the first round and will most likely win one or zero games in the series. Teams like Houston and even the hobbled Golden State Warriors will not even tap the breaks in a series against the Minnesota Speed Bumps.

The league is moving to three pointers and lay-ups almost exclusively, as best shown by Houston this season, and the Wolves employ mid-range jump shooters almost exclusively. If your team’s best three-point shooter might be the seven-foot tall, second-year big man, you may need to look into acquiring more three-point shooters.

Tom Thibodeau is going to take a lot of heat from the minutes police going forward, but the reality of the situation is that unless Jimmy Butler plays at an MVP level, Thibodeau the GM has not given his team the personnel to survive a single round in the Western Conference playoffs.

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It’s obvious that plan was for the defense to be much better and then averaging 109 points per game would win you a lot of games. Probably around 50-55 games. A solid plan if the defense works well enough, but this team’s defense doesn’t work that well. In the long run, there is still time for the defense to improve and Thibodeau the GM to adjust the roster to better compete in the stacked West, it just wont be happening this year.