Klomp wrote:minimus wrote:Klomp wrote:One thing I'm reminded of is how Rosas and Saunders have repeatedly talked about player development being so important. You saw the beginnings of it from the Rockets, but they abandoned it once they remembered they're a bigger market and more bigger names will want to play there (see: Howard, Paul, Westbrook, etc). Similar situation in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. These are all places where current Timberwolves front office members came from. I'm not sure they'll have that luxury in Minnesota, so development will probably be a bigger emphasis than quick fixes. They made room for and inserted Reid into the regular rotation before he was probably ready. They traded away veterans in front of Jordan McLaughlin. These aren't flashy moves, but they're the types of moves I think Minnesota will continue to make going forward at least another year.
That is correct. For instance, I have been asking myself whether Vanderbilt's development is something our FO is going to prfioritize this season. Last season we traded Dieng and Saric to make room for Reid and Juancho.
It will be important to remember that prioritizing development won't necessarily mean giving him rotational minutes right away. I could easily see a similar season-long trajectory as Reid had this season, starting him in the G League before he works his way into the rotation by midseason.
I would agree, but there some factors that should be taken into consideration:
* - next season won't be a normal NBA season. Vanderbilt and other young players had an extremely long offseason before the mini-bubble. He put a lot of work that might result in faster development
* - he has last year in his contract. we need to see whether he can play at NBA level. unfortunately, he spent two years in g-league.
* - both starting PF and backup PF positions are vacant. Reid did not play much at the beginning of last season because we had KAT and Dieng, as big men in 1-3-1 rotation, but after KAT injured his wrist and Dieng was traded, Reid played many minutes. I also would not say that Reid was prepared for such a workload, right before hiatus he looked tired.